Caltex Socceroos defender Bailey Wright has helped guide Bristol City in the next round of English football's Carabao (League) Cup after a huge win over Premier League opposition on Wednesday morning (AEDT).
Wright, the captain of Bristol City, inspired his side to a 4-1 win over EPL strugglers Crystal Palace in front of over 21,000 fans at Ashton Gate.
Despite going behind midway through the first half, City bounced back with a 34th minute equaliser from Matt Taylor.
And five minutes later, the home side went ahead through Milan Djuric.
City’s dominance continued after the break as defender Joe Bryan gave them a two-goal lead on the hour mark before Irishman Callum O'Dowda completed the scoring.
Wright played a full 90 minutes in central defence and will be a key part of Ange Postecoglou's Caltex Socceroos plans for next month's winner-takes-all FIFA 2018 World Cup playoff against Honduras.
Wright was forced to withdraw from the squad ahead of the second leg against Syria due to injury earlier this month but appears in good condition and excellent form for the clashes with the Central American’s.
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