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Colchester United 2-2 Bristol City

Colchester came from two goals down to earn a point against Bristol City.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas set up on-loan striker Martin Paterson for City's opener and Scott Wagstaff forced in a Brendan Moloney cross to make it 2-0.

But the home side found a way back into the match when Gavin Massey turned in Marcus Bean's centre.

And Freddie Sears netted from 20 yards to ensure both sides remain in mid-table, five points above the relegation zone in League One.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Cotterill

"We were in a good position at 2-0 up and pretty much coasting. We made a couple of changes, and with one on a booking, we didn't want anyone getting sent off.

"We just kept getting deeper and deeper, they put four on us and I felt as though we needed a spare man, so I decided to do that.

"On another day they work and sometimes they don't. Today, our substitutions didn't work."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 39SesaySubstituted forOlufemiat 77'minutes
  • 3Dickson
  • 22Gilbey
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 7WattSubstituted forSearsat 51'minutes
  • 15Bean
  • 17Ibehre
  • 25VoseSubstituted forBonneat 77'minutes
  • 21Massey

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 2Wright
  • 6Eastmond
  • 9Morrison
  • 11Sears
  • 23Olufemi
  • 41Bonne

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBurnsat 90'minutes
  • 8ElliottBooked at 53minsSubstituted forPearsonat 58'minutes
  • 35Osborne
  • 36Nosworthy
  • 34GillettBooked at 88mins
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 9Baldock
  • 24PatersonSubstituted forCunninghamat 71'minutes
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas

Substitutes

  • 7Kelly
  • 17Cunningham
  • 19Pearson
  • 21Pack
  • 23Barnett
  • 27Burns
  • 32Richards
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
3,805

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Bristol City 2.
Attempt missed. Tosin Olufemi (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nyron Nosworthy (Bristol City).
Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Derrick Williams.
Hand ball by Tosin Olufemi (Colchester United).

Booking

Simon Gillett (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.
Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Bristol City 2. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Dominic Vose.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tosin Olufemi replaces Alie Sesay.
Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Bristol City 2. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Greg Cunningham replaces Martin Paterson.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Simon Gillett.
Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Derrick Williams (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.
Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).
Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).
Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Stephen Pearson replaces Wade Elliott.
Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Wade Elliott (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.
Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).
Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).
Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Freddie Sears replaces Sanchez Watt.
Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Bristol City 2. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.
Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).
Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Bristol City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Bristol City 1.
Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).
Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).
Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.
Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Martin Paterson (Bristol City).
Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3724854480
2Brentford3624753079
3Leyton Orient3822973675
4Rotherham37191262469
5Preston38181551569
6Peterborough3718415958
7MK Dons3816715455
8Swindon3814915351
9Walsall38121412150
10Port Vale3715517-850
11Sheff Utd3613914-348
12Crawley34111310-346
13Bradford37101512345
14Gillingham3813619-1345
15Bristol City3891613-543
16Colchester37101314-543
17Coventry37141013-142
18Oldham3811918-1242
19Crewe38101018-2540
20Tranmere3710918-2139
21Carlisle3710819-2238
22Shrewsbury3881317-1337
23Stevenage3710720-1937
24Notts County3810424-1934
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