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Ashton Gate (ATT 14,393) 17th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Sheldrake

Bristol C Bristol City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves

Bristol C 1

J Emmanuel-Thomas (53)

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Wolves 2

B Sako (22)
M Doherty (85)

Wolves spoil Robins' fightback

Last Updated: 17/08/13 7:08pm

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Matt Doherty: Struck late winner

Matt Doherty: Struck late winner

Wolves full-back Matt Doherty volleyed an 85th-minute goal to maintain his side's good start to the season with a 2-1 victory at Bristol City.

The defender fired home at the far post following Bakary Sako's cross after the home side had threatened to snatch a point from a second-half fightback.

Sako had blasted Wolves in front with a superbly-struck 25-yard free-kick from the corner of the box in the 22nd minute after the impressive Kevin Doyle had been fouled.

But against the run of play Jay Emmanuel-Thomas fired a 53rd-minute equaliser when Sam Baldock had robbed Richard Stearman and crossed low from the right.

City were all over the place defensively and looked physically weak as the visitors dominated the opening 45 minutes, forcing several saves from home goalkeeper Frank Fielding.

But the hosts were a different team after equalising and Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme made a brilliant double save from Baldock in the 63rd minute.

That save was matched by Fielding's reaction stop from Doyle's shot seven minutes later.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 44 93
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 43 82
4 Swindon Town 42 76
5 Sheffield United 44 69
6 Chesterfield 44 68
7 Rochdale 43 60
8 Fleetwood Town 44 60
9 Gillingham 44 59
10 Barnsley 44 59
11 Peterborough United 44 59
12 Bradford City 43 58
13 Doncaster Rovers 43 58
14 Oldham Athletic 44 56
15 Walsall 43 55
16 Coventry City 44 52
17 Scunthorpe United 43 52
18 Port Vale 44 51
19 Crawley Town 44 50
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 49
21 Leyton Orient 43 47
22 Notts County 43 47
23 Colchester United 43 45
24 Yeovil Town 44 40