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Port Vale 1-1 Bristol City

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.

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

Sean O'Driscoll

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Post-match: Bristol City's O'Driscoll

"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."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 4Robertson
  • 5Dickinson
  • 2Yates
  • 6ChilversBooked at 70mins
  • 7LoftBooked at 82mins
  • 21GriffithSubstituted forMohamedat 67'minutes
  • 18Lines
  • 26BirchallBooked at 32minsSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 57'minutes
  • 19WilliamsonSubstituted forHughesat 67'minutes
  • 11Pope

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 12Johnson
  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 29Hughes
  • 8Dodds
  • 24Duffy
  • 23Mohamed

Bristol City

  • 13Parish
  • 3Williams
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 59mins
  • 22Shorey
  • 5Flint
  • 15BryanSubstituted forElliottat 78'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 14ReidSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 78'minutes
  • 9Baldock
  • 10Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forHarewoodat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 30Dunk
  • 18Taylor
  • 1Fielding
  • 17Cunningham
  • 25Elliott
  • 23Harewood
  • 28McLaughlin
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
6,275

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Bristol City 1.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.
Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Harewood replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

Booking

Doug Loft (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).
Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Hughes (Port Vale).
Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Bobby Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marvin Elliott replaces Joe Bryan.
Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Derrick Williams.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Derrick Williams.
Attempt blocked. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient108201826
2Peterborough108111425
3Wolves108111425
4Bradford106311321
5Preston10541719
6Rotherham10541519
7MK Dons10442516
8Crawley10442316
9Walsall10433115
10Brentford10433-115
11Swindon10424314
12Port Vale10424-214
13Carlisle10334-912
14Colchester10253-411
15Shrewsbury10163-39
16Gillingham10235-49
17Oldham10226-38
18Coventry1052357
19Notts County10217-67
20Bristol City10064-66
21Crewe10136-176
22Sheff Utd10127-105
23Stevenage10127-115
24Tranmere10127-125
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