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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

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Derby County 27 51
3 Middlesbrough 27 50
4 Ipswich Town 27 50
5 Brentford 27 49
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 27 38
10 Blackburn Rovers 27 36
11 Birmingham City 27 36
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 27 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 27 31
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 27 29
22 Millwall 27 24
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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