The FA Cup - Third Round - Replay
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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Bristol City, FA Cup third-round replay

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Highlights: Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Bristol City

League One Shrewsbury set up an FA Cup fourth-round home tie with Liverpool by upsetting Bristol City.

Defender Aaron Pierre scored the winner in the third-round replay, drilling into the bottom corner from 25 yards in the 89th minute.

The Championship side had hit the post in the first half through Nathan Baker's header.

Shrewsbury's players were engulfed by fans at full-time after securing their tie with the Premier League leaders.

Shrews manager Sam Ricketts said he believes his side can beat Liverpool, even though the European and world champions are unbeaten in the top flight for 12 months.

"They are brilliant," Ricketts said. "They have a way of winning games and never look like losing.

"We will pick a game plan. They have weakness like any team. We will have to ride our luck and when we get chances have to try and take them.

"It will be a great occasion for the club in general, the players and myself.

"We all grew up dreaming of the FA Cup. It creates special memories like this. It will live long in the memory."

The game was largely even across the 90 minutes, with Bristol City goalkeeper Dan Bentley producing fine saves from Daniel Udoh and Callum Lang in either half.

Famara Diedhiou missed an excellent first-half chance for the visitors, blazing over when through one-on-one.

Shrewsbury goalkeeper Joe Murphy also saved well from Josh Brownhill's long-range shot in the early stages.

The fourth-round tie against Liverpool will take place at 17:00 GMT on Sunday 26 January, and will be live on BBC One.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson said: "I thought we played some good stuff at times.

"You have to give the opposition credit. Over the two games, they have done well.

"We had some outstanding chances and they had some good ones as well. At any level of football always at mercy of a strike like that."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1MurphyBooked at 90mins
  • 5Williams
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Pierre
  • 17Love
  • 22GossBooked at 30minsSubstituted forCummingsat 88'minutes
  • 8Norburn
  • 3Golbourne
  • 11GilesSubstituted forWhalleyat 69'minutes
  • 23UdohSubstituted forLangat 69'minutes
  • 28Laurent

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 6Beckles
  • 7Whalley
  • 9Lang
  • 15Walker
  • 30Gregory
  • 35Cummings

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 2HuntBooked at 36minsSubstituted forSemenyoat 90'minutes
  • 6BakerSubstituted forMooreat 39'minutes
  • 29Williams
  • 25Rowe
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forPalmerat 66'minutes
  • 4Nagy
  • 8Brownhill
  • 19Eliasson
  • 14Weimann
  • 9Diédhiou

Substitutes

  • 3Dasilva
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 18Semenyo
  • 23Moore
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 33Mäenpää
  • 45Palmer
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
7,194

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Bristol City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Bristol City 0.

Booking

Joe Murphy (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Antoine Semenyo replaces Jack Hunt.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Bristol City 0. Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jason Cummings.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jason Cummings replaces Sean Goss.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Callum Lang replaces Daniel Udoh.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Ryan John Giles.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Kasey Palmer replaces Jamie Paterson.

Attempt blocked. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

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

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

Attempt missed. Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 0, Bristol City 0.

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