Bristol City 1-4 Wolves

Stale Solbakken

Kevin Doyle struck twice against Bristol City to help earn Wolves manager Stale Solbakken their first win in 10 Championship games.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake opened the scoring on 20 minutes when he diverted Stephen Ward's volley into the net.

Doyle then hit two in 16 minutes, the first from Bjorn Sigurdarson's cross and the second after a powerful run.

Sigurdarson made it 4-0 before half-time, Neil Danns netting City's 85th minute consolation.

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Wolves' seventh league win under Solbakken came at the end of a week in which the Norwegian's car was vandalised outside his Staffordshire apartment.

Bristol City, who dropped into the relegation zone with this result, have now lost nine of their last 11 league games and have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their 20 league matches.

Derek McInnes's side leaked all four goals before half-time and never looked like salvaging a point once Ebanks-Blake broke the deadlock in the 20th minute after the hosts had failed to deal with a corner.

Doyle made it 2-0 five minutes later when a fine move ended with the Republic of Ireland international bundling Sigurdarson's cross from the right flank past Tom Heaton.

The former Reading striker then added his second in the 41st minute after a powerful run from his own half.

And just a minute before half-time the visitors made sure of the points with another fine move, finished off with a left-foot shot across Heaton from Sigurdarson after Ebanks-Blake teed him up.

Danns had a low drive saved before scoring a consolation in style from 25 yards with five minutes to go.

Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards was stretchered off on the hour at Ashton Gate with what looked like a hamstring injury.

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes: "We lost the physical battles and it was a very poor performance.

"It was on the back of two decent away displays and I didn't see it coming. We never got to grips with the Wolves front two all game and our fans are entitled to be upset.

"Being booed off is never nice, but I can understand their feelings. After we lost the first goal we capitulated and Wolves grew in confidence.

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken: "The fans are entitled to be critical during poor runs and I have no problem with that. We are a big club and expectations are high

"If there wasn't a passionate reaction it would suggest no one cared. It is something we have to deal with.

"I hope we can be a December team because we certainly weren't a November team. But we will not get carried away by one result."

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