Bristol City 1:1 Leicester City
City managed to scrape a point from their meeting with Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Tuesday night, despite going a goal down in injury time…
City, unchanged from the side that beat Scunthorpe 5-1, almost took a first minute lead but after rounding keeper Gerken, Waghorn saw his shot blocked by Nyatanga.
Oakley then had a shot blocked before Brown had to be alert to snuff out a move at the other end, picking up a knock from Clarkson.
Hat trick hero Gallagher was busy but lacked the cutting edge of Saturday. One free-kick was directed round th epost by Gerken; another went narrowly wide and then the Scot sent a header straight at the keeper when it looked easier to score.
Carey sent a shot well over for the Robins while Weale produced a good save from an Elliott shot, but the half ended goalless.
The home side began the second half in determined fashion and City were backpedalling for a while.
Clarkson fired a shot straight at Weale; Haynes chipped Weale but found the side-netting; and then Iwelumo dragged his shot wide when well placed.
City hit back and Waghorn got on the end of a Morrison cross but couldn’t keep his shot down. Then Oakley combined well with Waghorn but hit the post with Gerken beaten.
It was end to end stuff now and Weale saved well fromn Clarkson while King sent a shot narrowly over the bar.
The game looked to winding down to a 0-0 draw however, when the 90 minutes came up. But City couldn’t clear a ball bouncing around their penalty area and Clarkson fired a shot on the turn under Weale and into the net.
Ashton Gate erupted, but was soon silenced as City hit back stright from the restart.
The ball was hoisted forward, Kermorgant nodded it on and Dyer latched onto a loose ball 12 yards out and lashed the ball past Gerken for an unlikely but deserved equaliser that sent the away fans mad.
Nigel Pearson commented: “I thought we played well and I think it would have been a travesty had we had come away without something tonight.”
Bristol: Gerken, Orr, Fontaine, Nyatanga, Carey, Elliott, Skuse (Sproule 60), Johnson, Clarkson, Haynes (Maynard 73), Iwelumo. Subs Not Used: Williams, Wilson, Hartley, Agyemang, Collis.
Leicester: Weale, Brown, Berner, Hobbs, Morrison, King, Dyer, Oakley (Adams 73), Wellens, Gallagher (N’Guessan 87), Waghorn (Kermorgant 72). Subs Not Used: Logan, Solano, Howard, McGivern.
Referee: S Hooper (Wiltshire). Attendance: 13,746.