Watch Harry Wilson’s stunning brace in crazy Hull City draw at Bristol City

22 April 2018

Harry Wilson netted twice as Hull City played out a wild 5-5 draw away to Bristol City on Saturday, with the Liverpool loanee in great form once again.

The Reds allowed Wilson to join the Tigers on a six-month loan deal after he signed a new contract in January, having seen his first-team prospects limited.

While the likes of Ovie Ejaria, Ryan Kent and Sheyi Ojo struggle for minutes away from Merseyside, the Wales international has firmly grasped his opportunity.

Saturday saw Hull travel to Ashton Gate as they attempted to push further towards a mid-table finish, against a City side who have suffered a major dip in fortunes of late.

Wilson made his 12th appearance for Nigel Adkins’ side, and added two more goals to bring his tally to seven for the season, maintaining consistency throughout his excellent run.

The 21-year-old opened the scoring with a brilliant curled effort from outside the penalty area, before Marlon Pack and a Famara Diedhiou double put the hosts comfortably ahead.

Fikayo Tomori forced an own goal from Frank Fielding only for Bobby Reid to restore City’s lead, before Wilson struck again with an excellent long-range free-kick.

Abel Hernandez equalised before Fraizer Campbell finally put Hull into the lead, but Joe Bryan scored three minutes into stoppage time to ensure a share of the points on a crazy evening in Avon.

Speaking after the game Adkins described Wilson as an “exceptional talent,” while the Hull Daily Mail‘s Philip Buckingham gave the Liverpool youngster a nine out of 10 in his player ratings.

“Seven goals in nine starts shows he’s destined for a higher stage,” he wrote, and the hope is he is given his chance by Jurgen Klopp next season.

With the Reds’ lack of depth in attack highlighted once again in their 2-2 draw away to West Brom, having Wilson back to provide cover for Mohamed Salah would be a welcome boost.

He hit the ground running at Hull, and has proven his quality at senior level performing for a side successfully fighting relegation, having joined late in the winter transfer window.

This is a testament to his ability and his character, and these should stand him in good stead when he returns to Liverpool.

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