'Phenomenal': Wolves fans rave about Bristol City after FA Cup win

Wolves fans during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014 in Wolverhampton, England.

Championship outfit Bristol City ran Wolves very close in the FA Cup despite the Premier League side going through thanks to Ivan Cavaleiro's goal.

Bristol City's English head coach Lee Johnson applauds supporters on the pitch after the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at...

Bristol City certainly didn’t make life easy for Wolverhampton Wanderers at Ashton Gate on Sunday afternoon.

Now, Wolves have been a revelation since returning to the Premier League last year, sitting pretty in the top half while outclassing a number of established top flight sides. They scored three goals in away wins at Tottenham and Everton and knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup at Molineux – and deservedly so.

But it speaks volumes about the character and quality at Lee Johnson’s disposal that his Bristol City side left Wolves fans fearing a cup upset this weekend.

Wolves fans during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014 in Wolverhampton, England.

Ivan Cavaleiro scored the only goal of the game, the Portuguese winger scoring his fifth goal of the season from a Matt Doherty cross, but the visitors were forced to hang on during a difficult second half performance that was dominated by the on-song Robins.

Bristol City perhaps should have had a penalty too when a cross struck the arm of Doherty in the second half.

And while this is perhaps no consolation, the fact that Wolves fans have taken to Twitter in their droves to pay tribute to their dogged and determined opponents means there should be plenty of pride in defeat.

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers reatcs as Lee Johnson, manager of Bristol City looks on during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Bristol City and Wolverhampton...

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