Ince on spot to deny Robins

Thomas Ince scored a late penalty to cancel out Steven Davies' earlier spot-kick as Bristol City drew 1-1 with Blackpool at Ashton Gate.

Last Updated: 17/11/12 at 18:42 Post Comment

Tom Ince: Late penalty for Blackpool

Tom Ince: Late penalty for Blackpool

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Davies slammed a penalty past Matt Gilks in the 81st minute after Albert Adomah was fouled, ending a goal drought stretching back nearly seven hours, but Ince had the final say on the stroke of 90 minutes.

The home side who had lost seven games in a row, came agonisingly close to scoring for the first time in four games after just nine minutes when Neil Kilkenny drilled the ball against the bar from 35 yards out, while at the other end Ince cut inside but saw his effort well saved by Tom Heaton.

Adomah, back from mid-week international duty with Ghana, was the next winger to cut inside and try his luck but his left-footed shot failed to test Gilks after a clever one-two with Kilkenny.

Nathan Delfouneso and Kevin Phillips both tried their luck before the interval, the latter with a speculative 35-yard effort, but Bristol City's defence held firm.

Gilks needed to be alert to keep the game goalless shortly after the break, the Scot racing off his line to deny Jon Stead after the ball broke to the former Huddersfield striker after an under-hit backpass from Ian Evatt.

Ince then warmed the gloves of Heaton from distance in the 51st minute before Craig Cathcart put his body on the line to bravely block a strike from Marvin Elliott on the hour mark.

The visitors came incredibly close to breaking the deadlock in the 65th minute when Delfouneso ran clear and his effort from 20 yards hit the post. When the ball fell to Ince, the winger had time to pick his spot but Heaton pulled off a top-class save to keep out his effort from 12 yards.

In the 78th minute, Gilks hauled down Adomah after the winger chased a long ball and referee Gavin Ward pointed to the spot.

McInnes sent on Davies for Stead while the penalty was waiting to be taken and their top scorer stepped up to send Gilks the wrong way with his first touch.

But just when it looked like City would celebrate their first victory since September 18 the ball hit debutant Matthew Bates' hand inside the box and Ince stepped up to net the equaliser.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
20:00
Reading 0-1 Birm'ham Report
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
19:45
Blackburn 2-0 Millwall  
Saturday, 18 April 2015
15:00
Blackburn 3-3 N Forest Report
Blackpool 0-1 Fulham Report
B'mouth 2-2 Sheff Wed Report
Brentford 2-2 Bolton Report
Cardiff 0-0 Millwall Report
Charlton 2-1 Leeds Report
Huddsf'ld 4-4 Derby Report
Watford 1-0 Birm'ham Report

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho hits back at Arsene Wenger ahead of showdown

Jose Mourinho has retaliated after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned Chelsea's defensive approach.

Ilkay Gundogan close to Manchester United move

Manchester United are close to agreeing a £21.5m deal to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, according to Sky sources.

Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea and not move to Real Madrid, says Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not concerned about Real Madrid’s reported interest in Eden Hazard.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company