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City's Checkatrade Trophy group-stage opener ended in a tense shoot-out after Nabil Touaizi's late penalty cancelled out Lee Angol's close-range strike.
With a goal a-piece both teams went head-to-head from the spot. The shoot-out saw City miss out on an extra point, with the home side securing a 3-1 win on penalties. It was a valiant performance from City which sees Paul Harsley's Under-21s take away a point for their efforts.
Our Under-21s remained unfazed as they stepped out against the League One side. But it was evident from the outset that the home-side were physically bigger and stronger than us, with a number of the Shrewsbury Town players having 10 years-experience on our young Blues.
City were calm, confident and controlled on the ball throughout, playing free-flowing football and retaining a majority of the possession. Shrewsbury, however, pressed high and continuously stopped us from creating any clear-cut chances which was frustrating at times.
Watch highlights of the game via the video above!