An­other chap­ter in Wing fairy­tale

Sunday Express - - FOOTBALL -

Birm­ing­ham 1 Mid­dles­bro 2 Bris­tol City 2 Bolton 1

THE rise and rise of Lewis Wing con­tin­ues to pro­vide the plot line for a foot­balling fairy story.

From non-League Shildon to foot­ball’s second tier in 18 months, the Boro mid­fielder (right) is mak­ing it look easy.

In the lat­est chap­ter, a first Cham­pi­onship goal and an as­sist for Britt As­som­ba­longa’s late win­ner to spoil Birm­ing­ham’s second-half come­back. Boro boss Tony Pulis said: “Lewis has been a LEE JOHN­SON saw the dra­matic im­pact of his sub­sti­tutes as a sign that City are ready to main­tain their chal­lenge.

The head coach sent on Matty Tay­lor and Kasey Palmer after strug­gling Bolton had taken a 58th-minute lead through Will Buck­ley’s header.

Within five min­utes Tay­lor and debu­tant Palmer had net­ted goals to turn the match. John­son said: “The strength of our bench is a big dif­fer­ence.”

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