Wolves’ great season continued on Sunday as they ended Bristol City’s unbeaten streak which had stretched back to November of last year and made the last eight of the FA Cup for the first time since the 2002/03 season. It was very much a game of two halves at Ashton Gate as Wolves dominated the opening half before Lee Johnson’s half time substitutions shook the game up.

Rather surprisingly, the game began with Wolves pegging back Bristol City as the midfield trio of Romain Saiss, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker were very much on top of the midfield battle. Before we get into the action, let’s start with how both sides lined up.


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Nuno Espirito Santo went for the strongest side available to him, with the exception of John Ruddy and Saiss who started ahead of Rui Patricio and Ruben Neves respectively. Diogo Jota was ruled out with a dead leg, so Ivan Cavaleiro deputised up front alongside the imperious Raul Jimenez.

The hosts made a number of changes following their midweek win over QPR. Both of the full-backs were swapped over as Jay Dasilva and Bailey Wright replaced Eros Pisano and Lloyd Kelly. 

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