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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 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16