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Ashton Gate (ATT 12,038) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Bristol C Bristol City vs Stevenage Stevenage

Bristol C 4

G Cunningham (7)
S Baldock (12)
J Emmanuel-Thomas (69, 72)

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Stevenage 1

F Zoko (74)

Boro slump to City loss

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:37pm

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Jay Emmanuel-Thomas: Scored a brace

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas: Scored a brace

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored a second-half double as improving Bristol City powered to a 4-1 victory over Stevenage at Ashton Gate.

Greg Cunningham headed the hosts in front after seven minutes, climbing well at the far post to nod home Scott Wagstaff's cross from the right.

By the 13th minute it was 2-0 as Emmanuel-Thomas beat a defender inside the box and crossed low for Sam Baldock to net his 12th goal of the campaign from close range.

City goalkeeper Ellliott Parish preserved the lead with fine saves to deny Luke Freeman, Jordan Burrow.and Roarie Deacon, while the dangerous Freeman saw a shot strike a post.

Emmanuel-Thomas then settled matters by converting a low Baldock cross after 69 minutes and then firing in a spectacular fourth after a strong solo run three minutes later.

Francois Zoko netted a consolation goal for Stevenage from a Freeman cross in the 74th minute.

In the closing stages City sent on veteran defender Louis Carey for his 646th appearance for the Robins, breaking an all-time club record held by John Atyeo.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12