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Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Bristol City

Tranmere Rovers and Bristol City both extended their unbeaten runs to five games as the home side rescued a point thanks to Liam Ridehalgh's first goal for the club.

Sam Baldock latched on to a Bobby Reid pass before sliding the ball home to put the visitors ahead.

Ridehalgh struck from the edge of the box to level before the break.

A frantic finish saw visiting keeper Elliot Parish palm away a Jake Kirby cross from underneath the crossbar.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

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Post-match: Robins boss O'Driscoll

"I thought we started very bright and it was a great finish from Sam when we were on top of the game.

"When they got a goal back they changed a little bit, they pushed Jason Koumas a little bit further forward which gave our four midfield players a bit of a problem.

"They had that extra man in there and we could quite get back to the full-back in time. You want those shots to go over the bar or to get blocked, but sometimes they go in and this one did.

"But I think we stuck to our guns, although we lost our way a little bit in the second half."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 33Mooney
  • 2Holmes
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 22Koumas
  • 4Taylor
  • 20McNultyBooked at 45mins
  • 17Power
  • 14Atkinson
  • 9Lowe
  • 11Bell-BaggieSubstituted forAkpa Akproat 79'minutes
  • 15Kirby

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 5Goodison
  • 6Hateley
  • 12Rowe
  • 19Sodje
  • 26Akpa Akpro
  • 30Pilling

Bristol City

  • 13Parish
  • 2Moloney
  • 17Cunningham
  • 21PackBooked at 89mins
  • 5Flint
  • 35Osborne
  • 34GillettBooked at 61minsSubstituted forElliottat 68'minutes
  • 14ReidSubstituted forTaylorat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9Baldock
  • 22Shorey

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 16Wynter
  • 18Taylor
  • 23Harewood
  • 25Elliott
  • 26Brundle
  • 28McLaughlin
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,932

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol City 1.

Attempt missed. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Ryan Taylor replaces Bobby Reid.

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

Attempt saved. Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Booking

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Attempt blocked. Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt saved. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro replaces Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

Attempt saved. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marvin Elliott replaces Simon Gillett.

Attempt missed. Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Booking

Simon Gillett (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Brendan Moloney.

Attempt missed. Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Bristol City).

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves16123130102039
2Leyton Orient16122236132338
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Brentford169342517830
5Preston168622416830
6Swindon1682631211026
7Rotherham166642422224
8Bradford1565424141023
9Port Vale167272425-123
10MK Dons156452420422
11Walsall156451715222
12Coventry1593334221220
13Crawley165561923-420
14Gillingham165382025-518
15Colchester163851622-617
16Carlisle164571628-1217
17Shrewsbury163761619-316
18Oldham154381923-415
19Bristol City162862428-414
20Stevenage1642101526-1114
21Tranmere163581630-1414
22Crewe163491236-2413
23Sheff Utd1633101425-1112
24Notts County1631121730-1310
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