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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 Watford 45 88
2 Bournemouth 45 87
3 Middlesbrough 45 84
4 Norwich City 45 83
5 Ipswich Town 45 78
6 Derby County 45 77
7 Brentford 45 75
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 45 75
9 Blackburn Rovers 45 64
10 Charlton Athletic 45 60
11 Birmingham City 45 60
12 Nottingham Forest 45 59
13 Cardiff City 45 59
14 Sheffield Wednesday 45 59
15 Leeds United 45 55
16 Huddersfield Town 45 54
17 Fulham 45 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 45 51
19 Reading 44 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 45 46
21 Rotherham United 44 42
22 Millwall 45 41
23 Wigan Athletic 45 39
24 Blackpool 45 25

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