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Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Bristol City

Joe Bryan

Joe Bryan grabbed a vital winner for Bristol City against fellow strugglers Shrewsbury at the Greenhous Meadow.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas opened the scoring for the visitors with a powerful strike from distance, but Tamika Mkandawire equalised with a brilliant 30-yarder.

Centre-back Mkandawire then turned Sam Baldock's low cross into his own net, only for Paul Parry's well-placed header to level the scores once more.

But Bryan nodded past goalkeeper Joe Anyon to win the match for City.

The Robins, who secured back-to-back league victories for only the second time this season, moved up to 17th, three points clear of 21st-placed Stevenage.

Shrewsbury, meanwhile, now lie 23rd, having seen their three-match unbeaten run come to an end.

Shrewsbury Town manager Michael Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It is disappointing, especially when the goals you give away are poor.

"I thought there was only one way the game was going to go when we got back in it at 2-2.

"It has been ups and downs all season, but we still have plenty of games left - they are coming quick and we have to be ready.

"I think we deserved at least a point today. We are lacking consistency, and once again it is down to fine margins and detail. That's the difference when it comes to games like this."

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Cotterill

"At the end of the day there were some balls being put into our box, I think they were quite a direct team, and you have to be able to deal with it.

"When you do face a team like that as long as you do your job properly there shouldn't be a problem, it's normally when you've got clever players around you.

"I'm not saying they don't have clever players but it ended up being a direct game and as we see in the second half the wind picked up and that's been the bane of my life since I've been the manager of Bristol City.

"I was talking to the boys afterwards and they had said it was quite difficult to get out in the second half. You have to be very good with the ball, which we were at times - but not good enough at times."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 25Anyon
  • 22Woods
  • 3JacobsonSubstituted forGrandisonat 89'minutes
  • 8McAllisterSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 83'minutes
  • 18Goldson
  • 16MkandawireBooked at 60mins
  • 11Taylor
  • 29Hall
  • 20StoreySubstituted forAtajicat 87'minutes
  • 10Foley
  • 17Parry

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 2Grandison
  • 6Winfield
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 26Atajic
  • 27Mills
  • 31Smith

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 3Williams
  • 34Gillett
  • 5FlintSubstituted forOsborneat 70'minutes
  • 18El-Abd
  • 8Elliott
  • 19PearsonSubstituted forPackat 66'minutes
  • 9Baldock
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 15BryanSubstituted forCunninghamat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Wagstaff
  • 17Cunningham
  • 21Pack
  • 23Barnett
  • 27Burns
  • 32Richards
  • 35Osborne
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
6,069

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Bristol City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Bristol City 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Simon Gillett.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Bahrudin Atajic (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jermaine Grandison replaces Joe Jacobson.

  10. Post update

    (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bahrudin Atajic replaces Miles Storey.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Post update

    Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces David McAllister.

  19. Post update

    Sam Foley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves33227460204073
2Leyton Orient35218668333571
3Brentford33217556312570
4Preston351813451351667
5Rotherham341711664432162
6Peterborough34174135546955
7MK Dons35147145047349
8Swindon35138145247547
9Walsall351211123938147
10Port Vale34144164653-746
11Sheff Utd33128133638-244
12Coventry34149116259341
13Bradford34914114543241
14Gillingham35125184457-1341
15Colchester33912123942-339
16Crawley3091293438-439
17Bristol City35814135258-638
18Oldham35108174051-1138
19Carlisle34107173856-1837
20Tranmere3499164160-1936
21Stevenage34105193654-1835
22Crewe3598184067-2735
23Shrewsbury34711163346-1332
24Notts County3594224261-1931
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