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Nahki Wells goal gives Bristol City a point against Fulham

Bristol City’s 125-year celebrations were called to a halt by a late Tom Cairney equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Fulham.

Nahki Wells opened the scoring for City when he headed beyond Marek Rodak from close range before Cairney’s curled effort late on leveled the score for the Cottagers.

The draw continues City’s short spell without a win and leaves them still just outside of the play off places going into the 3pm kick offs.

The first half saw a cagey affair between the two sides before opening up in the second half which allowed both sides to find their goals.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson said: “I think we showed some really good footballing breaks throughout the game, good to get the goal, good performance against a good side

“That’s four points that we’ve taken off a top side with £100 million start, you know what I mean?

“Nahki was convinced that it was a foul on him in the build up to their goal, he felt it was a foul that he didn’t get.”

Fulham manager Scott Parker said: “That sort of resilience is something we have worked because it wasn’t always evident over the first half of the season.

“It is a quality we are going to need over the final weeks of the campaign if we are to achieve our aim.

“Tom Cairney took his goal superbly and was outstanding throughout the game. I thought he was head and shoulder above every other player.”

It took the whole of the first half for both sides to open up with both sides playing a low-risk style of play until half time.

Former City man Bobby Reid came close for Fulham at the end of the first half when his left footed strike forced Niki Maenpaa into a great save.

Wells almost gave City the lead early in the second half when his long-range shot was deflected by Tim Ream and almost crept in at the near post.

But January signing Wells popped up in the right place at the right time to nod in from close range to give City the lead and his second in Bristol City colours.

Then, captain Cairney took the role as party-pooper on the 125th Anniversary when he curled one from outside the box into the far corner to give both sides a point each.

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