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Bristol City 3-2 Chesterfield

Wes Burns
Burns' winner against Chesterfield was his second goal in four days, having netted in City's Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Cheltenham

Wes Burns' injury-time strike gave top-of-the-table Bristol City a dramatic win over Chesterfield in League One.

The Robins went ahead through Ian Evatt's own goal, before Eoin Doyle equalised from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Derrick Williams.

Williams atoned for his error by heading in Luke Freeman's corner, but Doyle's tap-in pegged City back again.

Doyle on fire
Chesterfield striker Eoin Doyle scored 11 goals in League Two last season - but has already managed 14 in the division above this campaign

But Burns, on as a first-half substitute, smashed a half-volley into the corner to win it for the home side.

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Cook on Bristol City v Chesterfield

The result means unbeaten City stretched their lead at the top of the table to five points, having won eight and drawn four of their opening 12 matches - their last league defeat coming in March.

Chesterfield remain in sixth, meanwhile, with Doyle's 14 league strikes accounting for two thirds of the Spireites' goals so far this term.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I think we had the better chances in the game and if we were ruthless enough, it could have been five.

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Cotterill on Spireites v Bristol City

"But Chesterfield had some good possession and played some good football, let's not take that away from them.

"I was delighted that Wes Burns got the winner because he made the mistake for the second goal.

"Two of our younger players were punished by giving the ball away in the final third, bless them - but that's what happens."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 2Little
  • 8Elliott
  • 7SmithSubstituted forBurnsat 35'minutes
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 90'minutes
  • 23Bryan
  • 19AgardSubstituted forPackat 83'minutes
  • 18Wilbraham

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham
  • 20Burns
  • 21Pack

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23Evatt
  • 29Margreitter
  • 3Jones
  • 8RyanSubstituted forO'Sheaat 81'minutes
  • 5MorsyBooked at 74mins
  • 12ClucasBooked at 68mins
  • 26JohnsonSubstituted forBocoat 68'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forBanksat 75'minutes
  • 17DoyleBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 10O'Shea
  • 16Raglan
  • 18Boco
  • 24Banks
  • 31Wright
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
12,558

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 3, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 3, Chesterfield 2.

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 3, Chesterfield 2. Wes Burns (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Wade Elliott.

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Mark Little (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Luke Freeman.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

Georg Margreitter (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Pack replaces Kieran Agard.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Bristol City) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Georg Margreitter (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Jones (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Gary Roberts.

Booking

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Romuald Boco replaces Daniel Johnson.

Booking

Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Chesterfield).

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Chesterfield 2. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Clucas.

Luke Ayling (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Mark Little.

Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Derrick Williams (Bristol City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1284025121328
2Peterborough127232012823
3Swindon1063122111121
4MK Dons1061325141119
5Preston105412011919
6Chesterfield115332117418
7Bradford115331511418
8Oldham124621614218
9Notts County11452127517
10Sheff Utd115241718-117
11Rochdale115151912716
12Fleetwood124441110116
13Doncaster104241115-414
14Crawley12426918-914
15Coventry123451316-313
16Colchester123361618-212
17Barnsley103341416-212
18Walsall122641113-212
19Port Vale123361519-412
20Gillingham123361218-612
21Yeovil123361120-912
22Leyton Orient112541315-211
23Scunthorpe123181425-1110
24Crewe122191030-207
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