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Bristol City 2-2 Tranmere Rovers

Jason Koumas

A stunning 20-yard strike from Jason Koumas earned Tranmere Rovers a draw at fellow strugglers Bristol City.

The Welshman curled a right-footed shot into the top corner of the net with just 10 minutes remaining as the visitors twice came from behind.

Sam Baldock put the hosts ahead as his cross went in off the post before Jake Cassidy levelled with a fierce shot.

Derrick Williams headed in his first City goal from Baldock's chipped cross before Koumas snatched a point.

The result means both teams sit just two points above the League One relegation zone.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We looked tired and it was something I feared, which is why I tried to whip it up a bit after the Brentford game.

"It's all caught up with us. We didn't have that spring in our step.

"It's important on days like today that we don't get beat. The one thing we did do was try to win the game.

"A bit earlier on, when I'd first arrived, that would have been a game we would have been beaten in. That's the positive side of it."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Moore
  • 3WilliamsSubstituted forBryanat 86'minutes
  • 35Osborne
  • 8Elliott
  • 18El-Abd
  • 5Flint
  • 9Baldock
  • 21Pack
  • 23BarnettSubstituted forBurnsat 45'minutes
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 17CunninghamSubstituted forReidat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 14Reid
  • 15Bryan
  • 16Wynter
  • 27Burns
  • 34Gillett

Tranmere

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Williams
  • 29PenningtonBooked at 85mins
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 8Wallace
  • 4Taylor
  • 32ArthurworreyBooked at 64mins
  • 22Koumas
  • 18JenningsBooked at 22mins
  • 14Cassidy
  • 9LoweBooked at 29mins
  • 20KennedySubstituted forKirbyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 5Goodison
  • 10Robinson
  • 15Kirby
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Power
  • 33Mooney
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
11,340

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Derrick Williams.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).

  9. Post update

    (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Booking

    Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from very close range is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Matthew Kennedy.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 2, Tranmere Rovers 2. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 2, Tranmere Rovers 1. Derrick Williams (Bristol City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Baldock with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

  20. Post update

    Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford30206454282666
2Wolves30197451203164
3Leyton Orient31187662323061
4Preston301511441291256
5Rotherham30159653391454
6Peterborough30154115041949
7Walsall31121183629747
8Swindon31136124941845
9Port Vale30134134345-243
10MK Dons30126124643342
11Gillingham31115154253-1138
12Coventry2913885751637
13Bradford3071494138335
14Colchester2881193536-135
15Oldham3197153544-934
16Carlisle3096153451-1733
17Bristol City32614124752-532
18Tranmere3188153554-1932
19Crawley2571082934-531
20Crewe3187163460-2631
21Notts County3293204052-1230
22Sheff Utd2878132838-1029
23Shrewsbury31610152841-1328
24Stevenage2874172847-1925
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