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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 Bournemouth 36 66
2 Middlesbrough 35 66
3 Derby County 35 65
4 Watford 35 65
5 Norwich City 35 62
6 Brentford 35 61
7 Ipswich Town 35 60
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 57
9 Nottingham Forest 35 50
10 Blackburn Rovers 35 48
11 Sheffield Wednesday 35 46
12 Charlton Athletic 35 45
13 Birmingham City 35 45
14 Cardiff City 35 44
15 Leeds United 35 44
16 Huddersfield Town 35 42
17 Bolton Wanderers 35 41
18 Reading 35 41
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 35 40
20 Fulham 36 39
21 Rotherham United 35 37
22 Wigan Athletic 35 31
23 Millwall 35 31
24 Blackpool 35 22

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