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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.

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."

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Bristol City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

  4. Post update

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

  5. 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.

  6. Substitution

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hughes (Port Vale).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Bobby Reid.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Marvin Elliott replaces Joe Bryan.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient108202571826
2Peterborough108112281425
3Wolves108112061425
4Bradford106312181321
5Preston105411710719
6Rotherham105411611519
7MK Dons104421712516
8Crawley104421714316
9Walsall104331110115
10Brentford104331213-115
11Swindon104241613314
12Port Vale104241315-214
13Carlisle103341019-912
14Colchester10253913-411
15Shrewsbury101631013-39
16Gillingham102351317-49
17Oldham102261316-38
18Coventry10523231857
19Notts County102171319-67
20Bristol City100641521-66
21Crewe10136825-176
22Sheff Utd10127616-105
23Stevenage10127718-115
24Tranmere10127921-125
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