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Port Vale 1-1 Bristol City

Lee Hughes grabbed a late equaliser for Port Vale to deny Bristol City their first win of the season.

The visitors had the better of the first half, but Sam Baldock hit the post and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas saw an effort well saved by keeper Chris Neal.

They finally opened the scoring when Scott Wagstaff's drive from 15-yards found the top corner.

But the experienced Hughes raced on to a poor back pass to round goalkeeper Elliott Parish and earn Vale a point.

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

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Post-match: Bristol City's O'Driscoll

"We have to deal with the reality, not what we would all like to be sat here talking about - three points.

"If the game had ended on the 44th minute, we would have been high-fiving everybody and talking about a wonderful performance.

"The game doesn't last that long and we made one crucial error at the wrong time which they capitalised on.

"It was the most consistent performance from the team this season, I think we have been building towards it. We have had flashes of play were we have been comfortable with the ball."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 4Robertson
  • 5Dickinson
  • 2Yates
  • 6ChilversBooked at 70mins
  • 7LoftBooked at 82mins
  • 21GriffithSubstituted forMohamedat 67'minutes
  • 18Lines
  • 26BirchallBooked at 32minsSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 57'minutes
  • 19WilliamsonSubstituted forHughesat 67'minutes
  • 11Pope

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 12Johnson
  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 29Hughes
  • 8Dodds
  • 24Duffy
  • 23Mohamed

Bristol City

  • 13Parish
  • 3Williams
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 59mins
  • 22Shorey
  • 5Flint
  • 15BryanSubstituted forElliottat 78'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 14ReidSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 78'minutes
  • 9Baldock
  • 10Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forHarewoodat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 30Dunk
  • 18Taylor
  • 1Fielding
  • 17Cunningham
  • 25Elliott
  • 23Harewood
  • 28McLaughlin
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
6,275

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Bristol City 1.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.
Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Bristol City 1. Lee Hughes (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Harewood replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

Booking

Doug Loft (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).
Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Hughes (Port Vale).
Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Bobby Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marvin Elliott replaces Joe Bryan.
Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Derrick Williams.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Derrick Williams.
Attempt blocked. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Liam Chilvers (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Liam Chilvers (Port Vale).
Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Kaid Mohamed replaces Anthony Griffith.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Lee Hughes replaces Ben Williamson.
Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).
Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).
Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.
Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Brendan Moloney (Bristol City).
Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Chris Birchall.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Bristol City 1. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
Attempt saved. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).
Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).
Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Chris Birchall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).
Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Bristol City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Port Vale 0, Bristol City 0.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Neal.
Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Robertson.
Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).
Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Neal.
Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Sam Baldock (Bristol City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Booking

Chris Birchall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient108201826
2Peterborough108111425
3Wolves108111425
4Bradford106311321
5Preston10541719
6Rotherham10541519
7MK Dons10442516
8Crawley10442316
9Walsall10433115
10Brentford10433-115
11Swindon10424314
12Port Vale10424-214
13Carlisle10334-912
14Colchester10253-411
15Shrewsbury10163-39
16Gillingham10235-49
17Oldham10226-38
18Coventry1052357
19Notts County10217-67
20Bristol City10064-66
21Crewe10136-176
22Sheff Utd10127-105
23Stevenage10127-115
24Tranmere10127-125
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