League One Bristol City fought back to earn an FA Cup third-round replay against Championship side Watford.

The visitors came closest to scoring before the break when Gabriele Angella clipped the bar, while Joe Bryan forced a smart save from Manuel Almunia.

Watford eventually went ahead five minutes from time through Sean Murray's right-foot shot.

FA Cup fourth round draw

When: Sunday, 5 January 2014

Where: Wembley Stadium

Time: 1400 GMT

But City's response was immediate, with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas's tap-in from close range setting up a replay.

The hosts almost won it in injury time but Almunia managed to tip away a goal-bound Wes Burns cross.

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Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I thought it was a good game today. I'm really pleased we showed good character going 1-0 down so late - it would have been easy for the boys to give in. But they didn't and they have a good spirit about them.

"They're a great club with really nice people there. They have a new manager in there now and so they'll be looking to climb the Championship table as well.

"So it was a tough game for our boys today, and I think we did really well."

Watford coach Alec Chamberlain told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought it was a really tough game. Bristol City had their moments and we obviously had our moments.

"When we broke the deadlock everyone assumed we would go on and win the game but credit to Bristol City, they came straight at us from the kick off.

"Overall I think it was a fair result. We're in the hat and there are a lot of people who aren't, so we have to take the positives out of it."

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Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Bristol City

  • 13 Parish
  • 11 Wagstaff (Burns - 71' )
  • 15 Bryan (Cunningham - 82' )
  • 04 Fontaine (Moloney - 77' )
  • 05 Flint
  • 35 Osborne
  • 25 Elliott
  • 14 Reid
  • 10 Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 09 Baldock
  • 21 Pack

Substitutes

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Moloney
  • 06 Carey
  • 16 Wynter
  • 17 Cunningham
  • 18 Taylor
  • 27 Burns

Watford

  • 01 Almunia
  • 27 Cassetti (Smith - 45' )
  • 07 Battocchio
  • 06 Ekstrand
  • 04 Angella
  • 33 Nosworthy
  • 16 Murray
  • 23 Iriney
  • 09 Deeney
  • 20 Fabbrini
  • 10 McGugan

Substitutes

  • 12 Doyley
  • 15 Acuña
  • 25 Ikpeazu
  • 28 Smith
  • 30 Bond
  • 32 O'Nien
  • 40 Kyprianou
Ref: Paul Tierney
Att: 10,165

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

5 4

Corners

6 7

Fouls

14 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bristol City 1, Watford 1.

90:00 +3:22 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Watford 1.

90:00 +2:08

Hand ball by Nyron Nosworthy (Watford).

90:00 +1:38

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

90:00 +1:18

Attempt saved. Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:44

Wes Burns (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:44

Foul by Cristian Battocchio (Watford).

89:32

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Manuel Almunia.

88:42

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

88:42

Foul by Connor Smith (Watford).

87:43

Hand ball by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

87:18

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.

84:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 1, Watford 1. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Burns.

83:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 0, Watford 1. Sean Murray (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

81:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Greg Cunningham replaces Joe Bryan.

81:15

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Brendan Moloney.

81:01

Attempt blocked. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

80:33

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Wes Burns.

77:29

Foul by Wes Burns (Bristol City).

77:29

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Brendan Moloney replaces Liam Fontaine.

75:13

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

75:13

Connor Smith (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:46

Attempt missed. Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) header from very close range is too high following a set piece situation.

73:47

Wes Burns (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:47

Foul by Cristian Battocchio (Watford).

72:19

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Connor Smith.

71:32

Attempt saved. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

70:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Scott Wagstaff.

66:45

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:45

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

65:09

Foul by Iriney (Watford).

65:09

Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:39

Hand ball by Troy Deeney (Watford).

59:37

Hand ball by Lewis McGugan (Watford).

58:14

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:14

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

57:52

Lewis McGugan (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:52

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

54:22

Attempt saved. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:03

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.

50:51

Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

49:16

Foul by Diego Fabbrini (Watford).

49:16

Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:14

Foul by Diego Fabbrini (Watford).

48:14

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

45:34

Cristian Battocchio (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:34

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

45:00

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Watford 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Connor Smith replaces Marco Cassetti.

45:00 +2:40 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Watford 0.

45:00 +1:37

Hand ball by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

45:00 +0:58

Attempt missed. Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

45:00 +0:09

Foul by Joel Ekstrand (Watford).

45:00 +0:09

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:19

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

42:19

Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:46

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

39:26

Gabriele Angella (Watford) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

38:52

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Liam Fontaine.

38:42

Attempt blocked. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36:17

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

34:10

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

33:29

Lewis McGugan (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:29

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

29:34

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Marlon Pack.

29:01

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

28:45

Attempt saved. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

26:30

Attempt missed. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range is too high following a corner.

26:04

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

25:43

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

25:00

Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:57

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

20:35

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

19:40

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

18:13

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

18:13

Lewis McGugan (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:19

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

15:45

Attempt saved. Cristian Battocchio (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

15:24

Attempt blocked. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:21

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

14:21

Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:35

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

11:49

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Aden Flint.

11:19

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

11:19

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:32

Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:32

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

8:02

Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

6:01

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

6:01

Manuel Almunia (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:25

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

4:24

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

3:18

Delay in match Bobby Reid (Bristol City) because of an injury.

1:29

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Watford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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