Comedy Own Goal: David Davis (Wolves) vs Bristol City | inside World Soccer

A bizarre first-half own goal from David Davis had given Bristol City the lead before Wolverhampton Wanderers hit back to record a crucial victory in Saturday's relegation clash at Molineux.

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme reacts after conceding a bizarre own goal to Bristol City
Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme reacts after conceding a bizarre own goal to Bristol City

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The deadlock was broken in the 25th minute by one of the strangest goals of the season.

There seemed to be no danger when Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme played a simple pass to Davis, who was positioned on the edge of the box.

Closed down by Cole Skuse and suddenly under pressure, the 22-year-old midfielder opted to play the ball back to Ikeme.

His pass, though, was a touch heavy and the ball bounced just in front of the long-serving Molineux stopper.

Ikeme duly buckled, allowing the ball to go between his legs and roll over the line in scarcely believable fashion.

But Sylvan Ebanks-Blake rammed in an equalizer in the 75th minute before Kevin Doyle headed home the winner three minutes later.

"It was a calamity goal and I just couldn't believe it had happened – it was a disaster particularly given how we've been struggling," Wolves boss Dean Saunders told reporters.

"Carl has knocked the ball out to Dave Davis who just needs to put the ball away from the goal and he has made a mistake and given him a dodgy bomb side-footing it into the middle of the goal.

"It was a difficult ball for Carl to deal with but he has to get something behind it and instead it has skidded through his legs."

City manager Sean O'Driscoll added: "It may be a bizarre goal, but we engineered it.

"That goal came from the training ground and we deserve some credit for that. We put the back pass under pressure and, if you don't do those things, then goals like that never happen."