Where are they now? Bristol City’s last XI in Netflix blockbuster with Sunderland

Bristol City and Sunderland meet for the first time since their dramatic six-goal thriller at Ashton Gate

It’s been four years since Bristol City and Sunderland faced one another and the last meeting was certainly a cracker, so much so it featured on a popular documentary.

Back in February 2018 at Ashton Gate, City took what seemed like an unassailable lead, going 3-0 up inside the first 37 minutes with no response.

After going on a warm weather training camp to Dubai, Aden Flint opened the scoring in the fifth minute before prolific front man Famara Diedhiou scored a brace inside six minutes.

The mid-season trip looked to have played a part but in the second-half the Black Cats mounted an incredible comeback under former Wales manager Chris Coleman. An own goal from Josh Brownhill in the 70th minute put the wheels in motion before Aiden McGeady reduced the deficit to just one.In stoppage time then a Kezunga Lualua burst saw Marlon Pack turn the ball into his own net off of his heel, which saw their first-half work undone in a manic 22 minutes.

All of it was captured by the usual broadcast crews but the match also featured on ‘Sunderland Till I Die’ a popular series on the streaming service Netflix.

Sunderland fans damaged the camera of one of the camera operators with a broken lens at the end of the match.

From a City perspective, Johnson took the blame and put it down to the tactical decisions he made. A few years down the line, he would take up the reins at the Stadium of Light before being harshly sacked for Saturday’s visiting manager Alex Neil.

We take a look at where the Bristol City team that played Sunderland that day and what they’re up to now.

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