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Walsall 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

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League One leaders Shrewsbury Town had to come from behind to maintain the EFL’s only unbeaten record with a local derby draw at Walsall.Dan Agyei put Walsall ahead on 13 minutes with a 20-yard right-foot shot.It dipped over former Walsall keeper Craig MacGillivray, on only his second league appearance for Shrewsbury.

But Stefan Payne then equalised seven minutes later with a penalty, sending home keeper Mark Gillespie the wrong way from the spot.Payne took the kick himself after his close-range header had been handled by Jon Guthrie.He was close to a second just before the break when he had the ball in the Walsall net only for it to be disallowed for offside – to the frustration of the 1,643 Shrewsbury fans in an attendance of 5,971.But it was visiting keeper MacGillivray who produced an excellent save in the dying minutes to tip away former Shrewsbury loan signing Tyler Roberts’ close-range header. Shrewsbury remain unbeaten after 12 matches, but their lead is cut to two points following Wigan’s victory at Scunthorpe.

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Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsWalsall1Gillespie14Wilson24Roberts5Guthrie6Devlin2Edwards11Morris3Leahy10Oztumer20BakayokoBooked at 77mins32AgyeiSubstituted forRobertsat 68’minutesSubstitutes13Roberts17Flanagan18Roberts19Ismail25Kouhyar29Shorrock36CandlinShrewsbury15MacGillivray13Bolton22Nsiala5Sadler12Brown4Godfrey10DoddsSubstituted forMorrisat 76’minutes8OgogoBooked at 72mins20Nolan23RodmanSubstituted forWhalleyat 76’minutes45PayneSubstituted forGnahouaat 89’minutesSubstitutes2Riley6Beckles7Whalley9Morris11Gnahoua17Adams31GregoryReferee:Graham SalisburyAttendance:5,971Match StatsHome TeamWalsallAway TeamShrewsburyPossessionHome51%Away49%ShotsHome6Away5Shots on TargetHome3Away1CornersHome6Away7FoulsHome14Away11Live TextPosted at Match ends, Walsall 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.Posted at 90’+4′ Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Luke Leahy.Posted at 90’+4′ Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by James Wilson.Posted at 90′ Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Craig MacGillivray.Posted at 89′ Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.SubstitutionPosted at 89′ Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Arthur Gnahoua replaces Stefan Payne.Posted at 87′ Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 87′ Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 86′ Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 84′ Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Luke Leahy.Posted at 83′ Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 83′ Foul by Luke Leahy (Walsall).Posted at 80′ Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 80′ Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).Posted at 79′ Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Junior Brown.BookingPosted at 77′ Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 77′ Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 77′ Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).SubstitutionPosted at 76′ Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Carlton Morris replaces Louis Dodds.SubstitutionPosted at 76′ Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Alex Rodman.Posted at 72′ Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Luke Leahy.BookingPosted at 72′ Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 71′ Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 71′ Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 70′ Attempt missed. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.Posted at 70′ Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.SubstitutionPosted at 68′ Substitution, Walsall. Tyler Roberts replaces Daniel Agyei.Posted at 66′ Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Mat Sadler.Posted at 63′ Attempt blocked. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 61′ Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 61′ Jon Guthrie (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 59′ Hand ball by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 58′ Foul by Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 58′ Jon Guthrie (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 55′ Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kieron Morris.Posted at 49′ James Wilson (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 49′ Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 48′ Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 48′ Foul by James Wilson (Walsall).Show more updatesgoal
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