Match ends, Bristol City 3, Chesterfield 2.
Bristol City 3-2 Chesterfield
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.
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.
"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."
- 7SmithSubstituted forBurnsat 35'minutes
- 15FreemanSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 90'minutes
- 19AgardSubstituted forPackat 83'minutes
- 8RyanSubstituted forO'Sheaat 81'minutes
- 5MorsyBooked at 74mins
- 12ClucasBooked at 68mins
- 26JohnsonSubstituted forBocoat 68'minutes
- 11RobertsSubstituted forBanksat 75'minutes
- 17DoyleBooked at 45mins
- Andy Davies
- Shots on Target
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! 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, 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, Bristol City. Marlon Pack replaces Kieran Agard.
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.