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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

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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 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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