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Elland Road (ATT 21,229) 20th August 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Beeby

Leeds Leeds United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves

Leeds 2

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Wolves 0

Leeds end Wolves' run

By Andy Clarke.   Last Updated: 20/08/05 5:15pm

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Goals from Eddie Lewis and Rob Hulse gave Leeds United a 2-0 win over Wolves at Elland Road and ended the Molineux club's record unbeaten run of 21 matches.

Wolves dominated much of the possession but failed to make the most of their chances, while the home side poached a goal in either half.

Frazer Richardson, recalled to the Leeds team at the expense of Jermaine Wright, set up the first for Lewis after eight minutes with a low ball across the penalty area which the United States international crashed past Michael Oakes.

Wolves fought back strongly, hitting the crossbar through the lively Kenny Miller, who also forced a smart save out of Leeds keeper Ian Bennett.

The match followed the same pattern at the start of the second half, with the visitors in the ascendancy, but once more it was Leeds who made the breakthrough with a goal on the hour from Hulse.

The £1m signing from West Brom was making his first appearance of the season after recovering from an ankle injury and he wasted little time adding to the six goals he scored in 13 games for the club last term.

Gary Kelly's free-kick was helped into the penalty area by Gylfi Einarsson and Hulse chested the ball down before turning and placing a half volley beyond Oakes.

Only five minutes earlier, Carl Cort had wasted a great chance to draw Wolves level when he shot weakly wide with his left foot.

Leeds showed greater purpose after establishing a two-goal cushion and Michael Ricketts, without a goal for more than 18 months, almost added a third when he fired into the side-netting.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 13 22
8 Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 12
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Fulham 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6

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