It’s been over two weeks since my last post on the Robins, due to a lack of action (the cursed international break).
A – what would seem easy – trip to the BET365 stadium, where City would meet the under fire Nathan Jones and his Stoke is the first fixture after the international break, which saw Adam Nagy get 65 minutes under his belt for the Hungarian national squad, Joe Morrell get minutes for Wales and Antoine Semenyo on the reserve list for the England under-20 squad.
On a sunny Saturday in Stoke Lee Johnson and his men were given one of the biggest test they’d faced so far in the 2019/20 season. After just four minutes Sam Clucas’ smart finish from a well-worked corner kick put the Potters ahead. Just 8 minutes later however Nathan Jones and his Stoke were given a huge diadvantage, with club Captain Joe Allen given a red card for a studs-up challenge on his opposing captain Josh Brownhill. No more goals in the half, or great chances, but a change after just 17 minutes saw Antoine Semenyo take his place on the field in place of Taylor Moore.
The equaliser came from Jack Hunt’s right, with his whipped cross being met by Famara Diedhiou at the back post, several minutes later another cross from Hunt on the right was turned in to his own net by Tom Edwards, and the Robins had the lead. A few nervy minutes on, the full time whistle blew and Lee Johnson’s City were in 3rd spot.
As said, the most interesting news for Bristol City fans, will be the 65 minutes Adam Nagy featured in for Hungary. However, his absence from the trip to Stoke is explained as we can reveal that he was unfit for the game and didn’t feel right for Hungary. He had ‘winced several times’ throughout his minutes on the pitch. Joe Morrell had a more positive game for Wales as he shone under Ryan Giggs, while Tomas Kalas and Jay Dasilva, were missed by Czech Republic and England Under 21s respectively.