Manager Roy Keane was delighted with newly signed Trinidad striker Jason Scotland after his dynamic goal scoring full debut added a new dimension to the Ipswich attack.
'Jason Scotland could easily have had a hat trick on another day,' said the Irishman. 'He was full of running and it always helps a striker when he scores so soon for his new club. He scored a poacher's goal as well and that's what we have needed.
'We haven't had a goal sniffer like him at the club before, someone like Michael Owen or Ruud van Nistelrooy, and I'm sure there is still a lot more to come from him.'
Hungarian international striker Tamas Priskin fired Ipswich in front on the hour, with the home team capitalising on shocking Bristol City blunders for both goals after earlier hitting the woodwork three times through Scotland, Priskin and midfielder Grant Leadbitter.
Keane (right) admitted: 'It was never comfortable and we couldn't relax, but the strikers took their chances and we made the most of the mistakes made by Bristol City.
It's been a good start to the season for us although we have been kind of getting away with things at times. But overall I am very pleased with the players.'
The result left Ipswich joint top of the Championship table and undefeated in six games so far this season while Bristol City are still seeking their first win after making their worst start to a season for six years.
Bristol City manager Keith Millen said: 'I was happy enough at half time but unfortunately we then gave two schoolboy goals away and after that it was an uphill task. Ipswich didn't have to do a lot to score. But we have given too many goals like that away and individual mistakes are costing us.
'You could see the heads drop after conceding the goals. It was very poor and we need to show more spirit.
'It's very disappointing that we haven't won a game yet and we won't win unless we are stronger. We have plenty of things to put right and the players have to step up.'