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City, fresh from promotion from Division Two, were taking on Crystal Palace at Maine Road.
Joe Royle's side fell behind to a Clinton Morrison goal before levelling through a powerful Jobson header just before half-time.
Second-half sub Gareth Taylor scored what proved to be the winning goal as the Blues edged the game 2-1 in front of more than 31,000 fans.
City Weaver, Edghill, Morrison, Jobson, Tiatto, Jeff Whitley, Cooke, Horlock, Kennedy, Dickov, Goater Subs: Bishop(55), Crooks(75), G Taylor(47)