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Ashton Gate (ATT 10,143) 17th September 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Robinson

Bristol C Bristol City vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

Bristol C 1

J Emmanuel-Thomas (85)

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Shrewsbury 1

J Taylor (28)

Emmanuel-Thomas denies Shrews

Last Updated: 17/09/13 10:54pm

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Emmanuel-Thomas: Rescued a point for Bristol City

Emmanuel-Thomas: Rescued a point for Bristol City

An 85th-minute thunderbolt from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas rescued a point for Bristol City in a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town at Ashton Gate.

The lanky midfielder took aim with his right foot from 25 yards and left Shrews goalkeeper Chris Weale, playing against his former club, clutching at thin air as he celebrated his sixth goal of the campaign in all competitions.

The home side paid for a wretched first half display and were caught hopelessly on the break after 28 minutes when Luke Summerfield fed Curtis Main down the right and his low cross created a tap-in for Jon Taylor.

City failed to create a worthwhile chance in the opening 45 minutes and were booed off at the interval. They improved after the break and substitute Marlon Harewood hit the angle of post and crossbar with a 62nd-minute header.

Sam Baldock had forced a flying save from Weale soon after the interval, but Shrewsbury defended strongly and continued to threaten on the break.

The result left Sean O'Driscoll's City still without a League One win this season following relegation in May.

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2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20