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Bristol City 0-0 Swindon Town

Ten-man Swindon held on to earn a point in a lively match against Bristol City.

City's Wade Elliott had the best chance of the opening period but his side-footed effort was saved.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas struck the post for the hosts, before Town midfielder Alex Pritchard was shown a straight red card for shoving Elliott to the ground.

The home side pressed hard, but Sam Baldock's header drifted wide and Emmanuel-Thomas shot tamely at Wes Foderingham as the visitors held out.

Mark Cooper's side may even have won it themselves but for goalkeeper Frank Fielding turning Ryan Harley's free-kick around the post and then producing a stunning double save to deny Michael Smith.

The result leaves Bristol City in 15th in League One, five points clear of the relegation zone, while Swindon remain ninth.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Cotterill

"We started the game well and then I felt that Swindon came back into the game.

"I think we had the better opportunities in the first half. Had we taken one of those, it would have been a different game.

"When it became 11 against 10, we know what that's like. We had the same situation a few days ago and know how tough that can become."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"I'm very pleased with the effort. People question our spirit and desire but hopefully that's answered one or two critics.

"We were pretty comfortable at half-time, obviously the second half was a bit different. After [the red-card for Alex Pritchard] the 10 remaining players were outstanding.

"We reshuffled a little bit, it was a fantastic effort from the players.

"We've had to throw bodies on the line, they know they can rely on each other."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 8ElliottBooked at 56minsSubstituted forPatersonat 72'minutes
  • 2MoloneySubstituted forBurnsat 67'minutes
  • 35Osborne
  • 36Nosworthy
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 67mins
  • 17Cunningham
  • 34Gillett
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9Baldock
  • 11WagstaffBooked at 39minsSubstituted forPackat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Bryan
  • 19Pearson
  • 21Pack
  • 23Barnett
  • 24Paterson
  • 27Burns
  • 32Richards

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 28mins
  • 14McEveleyBooked at 64minsSubstituted forSmithat 86'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 40Stephens
  • 41Archibald-Henville
  • 11PritchardBooked at 55mins
  • 19ThompsonBooked at 2mins
  • 28Smith
  • 33BarkerSubstituted forKasimat 66'minutes
  • 7HarleySubstituted forGladwinat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Kasim
  • 21Smith
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 29Branco
  • 39Gladwin
  • 42Randall-Hurran
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
14,884

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Swindon Town 0.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ben Gladwin.
Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Hand ball by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.
Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Alex Smith replaces James McEveley.
Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Louis Thompson.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by James McEveley.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Ryan Harley.
Attempt blocked. Wes Burns (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.
Foul by Martin Paterson (Bristol City).
Wes Foderingham (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).
Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Derrick Williams (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by James McEveley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Martin Paterson replaces Wade Elliott.

Booking

Derrick Williams (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Pack replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Brendan Moloney.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Yaser Kasim replaces George Barker.

Booking

James McEveley (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.
Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Frank Fielding.
Attempt saved. Ryan Harley (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Wade Elliott (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) is shown the red card for fighting.
Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.
Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Swindon Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Swindon Town 0.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by James McEveley.

Booking

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jack Stephens.
Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.
goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves3523844377
2Brentford3523752876
3Leyton Orient3722873674
4Preston36181441668
5Rotherham36181262366
6Peterborough36184141058
7MK Dons3715715352
8Walsall37121312149
9Swindon3713915248
10Sheff Utd3413813-147
11Port Vale3514417-946
12Bradford36101511445
13Gillingham3713618-1145
14Crawley3210139-343
15Bristol City3791513-542
16Coventry3514912141
17Colchester3591214-639
18Oldham3710918-1339
19Tranmere3610917-2039
20Carlisle3610818-1938
21Stevenage3610719-1837
22Crewe3791018-2737
23Shrewsbury3671316-1334
24Notts County379424-2231
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