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.
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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.
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.”
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.”
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Source – BBC