Lee Hughes grabbed a late equaliser for Port Vale to deny Bristol City their first win of the season.

The visitors had the better of the first half, but Sam Baldock hit the post and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas saw an effort well saved by keeper Chris Neal.

They finally opened the scoring when Scott Wagstaff's drive from 15-yards found the top corner.

But the experienced Hughes raced on to a poor back pass to round goalkeeper Elliott Parish and earn Vale a point.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We have to deal with the reality, not what we would all like to be sat here talking about - three points.

"If the game had ended on the 44th minute, we would have been high-fiving everybody and talking about a wonderful performance.

"The game doesn't last that long and we made one crucial error at the wrong time which they capitalised on.

"It was the most consistent performance from the team this season, I think we have been building towards it. We have had flashes of play were we have been comfortable with the ball."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 04 Robertson
  • 05 Dickinson
  • 02 Yates
  • 06 Chilvers Booked
  • 07 Loft Booked
  • 21 Griffith (Mohamed - 67' )
  • 18 Lines
  • 26 Birchall Booked (Myrie-Williams - 57' )
  • 19 Williamson (Hughes - 67' )
  • 11 Pope

Substitutes

  • 03 Jones
  • 12 Johnson
  • 09 Myrie-Williams
  • 29 Hughes
  • 08 Dodds
  • 24 Duffy
  • 23 Mohamed

Bristol City

  • 13 Parish
  • 03 Williams
  • 02 Moloney Booked
  • 22 Shorey
  • 05 Flint
  • 15 Bryan (Elliott - 78' )
  • 21 Pack
  • 11 Wagstaff
  • 14 Reid (McLaughlin - 78' )
  • 09 Baldock
  • 10 Emmanuel-Thomas (Harewood - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Dunk
  • 18 Taylor
  • 01 Fielding
  • 17 Cunningham
  • 25 Elliott
  • 23 Harewood
  • 28 McLaughlin
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 6,275

Match Stats

Shots

10 15

On target

3 5

Corners

3 8

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Port Vale 1, Bristol City 1.

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Bristol City 1.

90:00 +2:47

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

90:00 +2:06

Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

89:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 1, Bristol City 1. Lee Hughes (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

86:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Harewood replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

84:39

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:39

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

81:14 Booking

Booking Doug Loft (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

81:09

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

81:09

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:03

Foul by Lee Hughes (Port Vale).

79:03

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Bobby Reid.

77:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Marvin Elliott replaces Joe Bryan.

76:43

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

76:04

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

75:53

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

75:44

Attempt blocked. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

69:27 Booking

Booking Liam Chilvers (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

69:17

Foul by Liam Chilvers (Port Vale).

69:17

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Kaid Mohamed replaces Anthony Griffith.

66:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Lee Hughes replaces Ben Williamson.

66:10

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

66:10

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:24

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

63:24

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:15

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

60:00

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

58:06 Booking

Booking Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

58:00

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:00

Foul by Brendan Moloney (Bristol City).

57:35

Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

56:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Chris Birchall.

54:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 0, Bristol City 1. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

53:56

Attempt saved. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:22

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:22

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

52:04

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

51:50

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

51:50

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:28

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

49:10

Chris Birchall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:10

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

47:33

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

45:55

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Bristol City 0.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Port Vale 0, Bristol City 0.

45:00 +0:38

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Neal.

45:00 +0:21

Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

44:06

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

43:04

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

41:14

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

41:14

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:24

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Neal.

38:08

Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

37:52

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

35:36

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Adam Yates.

31:56 Booking

Booking Chris Birchall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

31:43

Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

31:43

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:40

Chris Birchall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:40

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

29:36

Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:10

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

26:31

Doug Loft (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:31

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

24:39

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

20:25

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

19:55

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

18:40

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Liam Chilvers.

17:13

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

15:07

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

12:21

Chris Robertson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:21

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

10:13

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

9:10

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

7:21

Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

6:30

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

5:50

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

5:50

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:15

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:15

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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