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Bristol City 1-1 Shrewsbury Town, FA Cup third round

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FA Cup: Bristol City 1-1 Shrewsbury Town highlights

Shrewsbury Town earned a replay with Championship side Bristol City after a 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate.

City took a 30th-minute lead when Niclas Eliasson's driven cross was headed back across goal and into the corner by Famara Diedhiou.

Town equalised just after half-time through Sean Goss, whose precise shot went in via the inside of the post.

Josh Laurent almost won it for the visitors, but his 68th-minute strike crashed against the upright.

Lee Johnson's City team could have put the game beyond their League One opponents on the stroke of half-time, but Joe Murphy in the Shrewsbury goal twice denied the influential Kasey Palmer.

Murphy tipped the midfielder's volley around the post and, from the resultant corner, kept out his glancing header at point-blank range.

Shrewsbury looked the more threatening side after their equaliser, but Sam Ricketts' side were forced to settle for a replay at New Meadow.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol: "They [Shrewsbury] deserved a replay. They were strong.

"They hit us on the counter well, through a little bit of our sloppiness at times.

"At 1-0 up, I thought that might have been over the line, our 'goal' that was sort of bundled off the line.

"But I'm pleased we're in the hat, I'll be honest with you. It was always going to be a tough match, given the run of games we've had and the fact they had a 10-day rest. It adds up."

Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts told BBC Radio Shropshire: "We were outstanding for the vast majority of the game. We started well and you think 'how long can it go on for?'.

"The biggest disappointment was them scoring off a set-piece. I don't think they'd created anything until then. It was us in the ascendancy.

"We didn't let it affect us, finished the half strongly and the second half we came out, got the equalising goal and carried on pushing to get the winner.

"It'll be a special night, coming back to the Meadow under lights [for the replay], I'm certain it'll certainly be something the supporters will get behind."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 33Mäenpää
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 22KalasSubstituted forBakerat 74'minutes
  • 23MooreBooked at 83mins
  • 3DasilvaSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 60'minutes
  • 19Eliasson
  • 4Nagy
  • 42Massengo
  • 45Palmer
  • 15WatkinsSubstituted forWeimannat 60'minutes
  • 9Diédhiou

Substitutes

  • 6Baker
  • 7Smith
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 13Gilmartin
  • 14Weimann
  • 18Semenyo
  • 20Paterson

Shrewsbury

  • 1Murphy
  • 5Williams
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 2PierreBooked at 52mins
  • 17LoveBooked at 90mins
  • 22Goss
  • 8Norburn
  • 11GilesSubstituted forLangat 87'minutes
  • 3Golbourne
  • 28Laurent
  • 23UdohSubstituted forWhalleyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 6Beckles
  • 7Whalley
  • 9Lang
  • 15Walker
  • 30Gregory
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
9,730

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Booking

Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Pedro Pereira.

Attempt saved. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Callum Lang replaces Ryan John Giles.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Taylor Moore (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan John Giles (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Taylor Moore (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

Foul by Ádám Nagy (Bristol City).

Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Kasey Palmer (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Nathan Baker replaces Tomas Kalas because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Daniel Udoh.

Foul by Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City).

Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marley Watkins (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Andreas Weimann replaces Marley Watkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O'Dowda replaces Jay Dasilva.

Attempt missed. Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marley Watkins (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

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