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'This is actually happening' - City fans celebrate as Bristol victory brings promotion in sight

PUBLISHED: 17:16 23 February 2019 | UPDATED: 17:25 23 February 2019

Kenny McLean of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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23/02/2019

Kenny McLean of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 23/02/2019

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Buoyant City fans are feeling optimistic for the club's future after a victory against Bristol gave them a "huge three points".

City won the home clash against Bristol 3-2 on Saturday afternoon, thanks to a goal in the 66th minute from McLean.

And with the end of the season now in sight, the victory has made promotion a realistic prospect for some fans.

Celebrations began instantly on social media, with relief at such a significant win clear.

On Twitter, Jamie Plummer said: “WHAT A RESULT THAT IS!! Behind twice, and we’ve won it against a team who haven’t lost in 13. To go 3-2 up and then not concede is impressive (for us) as well. BUZZING. Draw later please Sheff U and WBA, thanks. #NCFC”

Andrew Pegg said: “#canarycall Huge win. Potentially a season defining result? #ncfc #OTBC”

Jonathan Parker said: “Fantastic win today as Bristol City have been in great form lately. 12 games to go! #ncfc”

Isaac, tweeting under handle @unclefuzz, simply described the result as “massive”.

Jonny Williams said: “Get in. This is actually happening.. What a performance #NCFC”

And Antony Copland said: “MASSIVE WIN AND MASSIVE THREE POINTS FOR NORWICH!! #NCFC”

One person described the win as “truly magical”, while another said it was a great game and a “big win”.

Sam Lincoln said: “Not at our best today but ground out the 3 points, there the games that are gonna get us promoted.”

City next face Millwall away on Saturday, March 2.

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Matt Lewis described the win as “meteoric”, and said “I love this team. Love the game”.

Saturday’s result - which broke a winning streak of 13 league games for Bristol - has kept Norwich at the top of the table, with 66 points, followed by Leeds United on 64.

The city’s lord mayor, Martin Schmierer, said it had been a “pretty poor half”, with an “amazing comeback” from the club in the second half.

He praised Hernandez and Aarons, saying they were his picks for man of the match.

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