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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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient108202571826
2Peterborough108112281425
3Wolves108112061425
4Bradford106312181321
5Preston105411710719
6Rotherham105411611519
7MK Dons104421712516
8Crawley104421714316
9Walsall104331110115
10Brentford104331213-115
11Swindon104241613314
12Port Vale104241315-214
13Carlisle103341019-912
14Colchester10253913-411
15Shrewsbury101631013-39
16Gillingham102351317-49
17Oldham102261316-38
18Coventry10523231857
19Notts County102171319-67
20Bristol City100641521-66
21Crewe10136825-176
22Sheff Utd10127616-105
23Stevenage10127718-115
24Tranmere10127921-125
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