Like London buses... Bristol City defeat Hull with Nahki Wells penalty

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Bristol City are playing well but lack that final bit of quality against Hull

Nigel Pearson made one change to his Bristol City side that earned a hard-fought point at Sunderland last weekend, as Tomas Kalas comes in for the injured Rob Atkinson to face Hull City at Ashton Gate.

The match was Kalas’ first start of the season after Atkinson was forced off with a ruptured ACL in Wearside last time out. Max O’Leary retained his place in goal, while George Tanner, Zak Vyner and Cam Pring completed the back four.

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With Kal Naismith still out injured, Matty James and Joe Williams occupied the middle of the park, with teenage talent Alex Scott just ahead of the two. Anis Mehmeti has been a bright spark since his arrival from Wycombe Wanderers in January, the Albanian has earned the MOTM award on two of his four City appearances.

Bristol City edged past Hull City 1-0 at Ashton Gate courtesy of their second penalty in two matches, as their unbeaten run stretched to 12 matches.

Sam Bell came closest to opening the scoring in a first half that was short on quality, but Karl Darlow reacted well to save.

Nahki Wells converted the all-important goal with 70 minutes on the clock after Anis Mehmeti’s cross was handled by Cyrus Christie.

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Benjamin Tetteh almost earned his side a point when his header crashed back off the post, but Nigel Pearson’s side held out for the victory.

The win sees the Robins move up two places into 13th in the Championship, while Liam Rosenior’s men drop three places to 16th.

Bristol City (4-3-3): Max O’Leary, George Tanner, Zak Vyner, Tomas Kalas, Cam Pring, Matty James, Joe Williams, Alex Scott, Mark Sykes, Sam Bell, Anis Mehmeti

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