Bristol City rescued a draw against Burnley despite having to play the final half-hour with defender Liam Fontaine in goal.

Centre-back Fontaine was forced to take the gloves after David James suffered an injury with no goalkeeper named on the substitutes bench.

Eddie Howe's Clarets capitalised when Danny Ings struck from 30 yards.

But City earned a point with Ryan Taylor's 25-yard effort, his first goal for the club.

Taylor's wait ends

Bristol City's goal scorer Ryan Taylor was celebrating his first appearance since mid-October, having joined in the summer from Rotherham.

The draw left Burnley in 13th position, while City ended the season in 20th place after securing their safety the previous weekend.

City should have taken the lead in the 12th minute when Brett Pitman found himself in a good position, from Martyn Woolford's cross, but headed straight at goalkeeper Brian Jensen.

Burnley came close to opening the scoring on the brink of half-time as Danny Lafferty found Charlie Austin, who shot wide.

Howe's team continued in the ascendancy after the break, with the pressure on the visitors growing further when James was forced off after landing awkwardly.

A Burnley victory seemed to be on the cards when Ings fired a long-range shot past Fontaine on 76 minutes.

But Taylor's equally classy effort five minutes later ruined the home side's victory hopes.

Burnley boss Eddie Howes said: "I felt we had enough chances to win the game but we let it slip.

"Some of our shooting was wayward and I thought we should have put more crosses in the box and asked more questions of the goalkeeper after David James went off.

"We wanted to finish with a win and a performance to send the supporters off in good spirits with an idea of the kind of football we want to play next season but we didn't dominate or dictate the game well enough from the middle of the pitch and that was disappointing."

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes said: "It has been a trying season for all the supporters and the players, as well as the staff.

"From the very outset there were some disappointing results and we have been in a relegation battle for the majority of the season, which hasn't been pleasant.

"There are a lot of players out of contract here so it gives me the opportunity to freshen things up in the squad."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Burnley

  • 12 Jensen
  • 02 Trippier
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 04 Duff Booked
  • 15 Edgar
  • 07 Wallace (Rodriguez - 65' )
  • 08 Marney (McCann - 30' )
  • 11 Stanislas (Howieson - 88' )
  • 20 Bartley
  • 14 Ings
  • 23 Austin

Substitutes

  • 30 Stewart
  • 36 Mee
  • 06 McCann
  • 32 Howieson
  • 09 Rodriguez

Bristol City

  • 01 James (McGivern - 62' )
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 06 Carey
  • 23 Edwards Booked
  • 11 Woolford
  • 14 Skuse
  • 17 Bolasie (Adomah - 82' )
  • 37 Pearson
  • 34 Pitman
  • 39 Wood (Taylor - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Bryan
  • 36 McGivern
  • 08 Kilkenny
  • 27 Adomah
  • 12 Taylor
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 13,369

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

8 7

Corners

2 9

Fouls

4 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:20 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:53

Unfair challenge on Cole Skuse by Marvin Bartley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.

90:00 +1:26

Corner taken by Kieran Trippier from the right by-line, clearance by Louis Carey.

90:00 +0:48

Albert Adomah is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed by Kieran Trippier, clearance by Louis Carey.

90:00 +0:19

Corner taken right-footed by Kieran Trippier, Albert Adomah manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:09

The ball is sent over by Charlie Austin, Joe Edwards gets a block in.

89:20

Albert Adomah takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

87:46 Substitution

Substitution Cameron Howieson on for Junior Stanislas.

87:33

Jay Rodriguez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

86:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Brett Pitman. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.

85:50

Martyn Woolford delivers the ball, Michael Duff makes a clearance.

84:57

A cross is delivered by Albert Adomah, David Edgar makes a clearance.

83:52

Cole Skuse decides to take the corner short.

83:47

Centre by Brett Pitman, clearance made by Kieran Trippier.

83:19

The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier, clearance made by Louis Carey.

82:00 Substitution

Substitution Albert Adomah on for Yannick Bolasie.

80:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Taylor - Burnley 1 - 1 Bristol C Ryan Taylor finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burnley 1-1 Bristol City.

80:14

The ball is delivered by Junior Stanislas, Louis Carey makes a clearance.

79:53

The ball is sent over by Danny Ings, Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance.

78:36

A cross is delivered by Junior Stanislas, Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance.

77:50

Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball.

77:29

Jamie McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Bartley. Kieran Trippier takes the direct free kick.

75:48 Substitution

Substitution Chris Wood leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Taylor.

75:48

Assist by Danny Lafferty.

75:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Ings - Burnley 1 - 0 Bristol C Danny Ings scores a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burnley 1-0 Bristol City.

74:13

Inswinging corner taken by Brett Pitman, save by Brian Jensen.

73:33

Yannick Bolasie sends in a cross, David Edgar makes a clearance.

73:21

Yannick Bolasie delivers the ball, clearance by Chris McCann.

72:18

Martyn Woolford concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Trippier. Centre by Junior Stanislas, Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Joe Edwards makes a save.

71:53

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Stephen Pearson gets a block in.

71:00

Cole Skuse concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Bartley. Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.

69:58

Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Louis Carey gets a block in.

69:03

Joe Edwards sends in a cross.

67:59

Kieran Trippier delivers the ball, Charlie Austin has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

66:48

Brett Pitman takes a shot. Blocked by David Edgar.

66:13

The ball is delivered by Chris McCann, Louis Carey makes a clearance.

66:00

Junior Stanislas crosses the ball.

65:01

Brett Pitman is ruled offside. David Edgar restarts play with the free kick.

64:29 Substitution

Substitution Jay Rodriguez on for Ross Wallace.

61:53 Substitution

Substitution Ryan McGivern on for David James.

59:29

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yannick Bolasie from the right by-line, clearance made by Ross Wallace.

58:53

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie McAllister from left channel.

58:53 Booking

Booking Michael Duff receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

58:37

Chris Wood fouled by Michael Duff, the ref awards a free kick.

56:10

Effort from the edge of the box by Ross Wallace goes wide of the right-hand upright.

54:43

A cross is delivered by Ross Wallace, Charlie Austin takes a shot. Save made by David James.

54:03

Chris McCann crosses the ball, Cole Skuse gets a block in.

53:43

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Edwards.

52:04

Centre by Joe Edwards, clearance by David Edgar.

50:56

Marvin Bartley takes a shot. Save by David James.

50:43

The ball is swung over by Brett Pitman, save by Brian Jensen.

49:33

The ball is sent over by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Joe Edwards.

48:40

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Fontaine.

48:32

A cross is delivered by Kieran Trippier, clearance by Liam Fontaine.

47:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duff on Chris Wood. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:18

Stephen Pearson challenges Ross Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Wallace delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

42:45

Charlie Austin has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

42:19

Danny Lafferty fouled by Yannick Bolasie, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Lafferty takes the free kick.

42:12

The ball is crossed by Kieran Trippier, Louis Carey makes a clearance.

41:58

Ross Wallace delivers the ball, Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

41:16

Centre by Martyn Woolford, clearance made by Marvin Bartley.

40:41

Chris Wood produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

36:34

Jamie McAllister delivers the ball.

36:14

Short corner taken by Brett Pitman.

36:05

Martyn Woolford takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Duff.

35:48

The ball is swung over by Yannick Bolasie, Michael Duff manages to make a clearance.

34:16

Marvin Bartley takes a shot. Blocked by Cole Skuse.

32:14

Corner taken by Brett Pitman.

32:00

Cole Skuse takes a shot. Blocked by Chris McCann.

30:49

Junior Stanislas takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

29:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by Jamie McAllister. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kieran Trippier from right wing.

29:03 Substitution

Substitution Chris McCann joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dean Marney.

26:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Wood. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.

25:19

Martyn Woolford challenges Dean Marney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Duff restarts play with the free kick.

24:25

Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball.

23:20

Free kick crossed by Ross Wallace.

23:20 Booking

Booking Joe Edwards booked for unsporting behaviour.

22:58

Unfair challenge on Danny Ings by Joe Edwards results in a free kick.

20:00

Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Brian Jensen. Yannick Bolasie takes a outswinging corner.

19:22

Ross Wallace produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

18:15

Corner taken right-footed by Yannick Bolasie from the right by-line, Marvin Bartley manages to make a clearance.

18:06

The ball is swung over by Yannick Bolasie, blocked by David Edgar.

17:17

Unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier by Chris Wood results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.

14:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duff on Chris Wood. Brett Pitman shoots direct from the free kick, Charlie Austin gets a block in.

13:24

Martyn Woolford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier. Dean Marney restarts play with the free kick.

11:55

A cross is delivered by Martyn Woolford, Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save made by Brian Jensen.

11:43

The ball is delivered by Yannick Bolasie, clearance by Dean Marney.

11:37

Joe Edwards crosses the ball, blocked by Junior Stanislas.

10:34

Jamie McAllister takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Danny Lafferty.

10:29

The ball is sent over by Martyn Woolford, clearance made by Marvin Bartley.

9:07

Joe Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Austin. Strike comes in from Kieran Trippier from the free kick, blocked by Cole Skuse.

7:15

Ross Wallace sends in a cross, David James makes a save.

5:21

Foul by Yannick Bolasie on Marvin Bartley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen.

4:31

Cole Skuse takes a short corner.

4:27

Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball, blocked by Danny Lafferty.

1:44

Danny Lafferty sends in a cross, save made by David James.

0:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Bartley by Cole Skuse. Dean Marney restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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