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Home Park (ATT 12,329) 27th August 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A D'Urso

Plymouth Plymouth Argyle vs Hull City Hull City

Ellliott nicks win for Hull

By Ben Blackmore.   Last Updated: 27/08/05 2:49pm

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Stuart Elliott scored the only goal of the game as 10-man Hull City beat Plymouth Argyle 1-0 at Home Park.

The Northern Ireland international, last season's top scorer in League One, grabbed his first Championship goal shortly before the hour-mark to settle a tight match.

It was reward for a battling performance by The Tigers, who had defender Marc Joseph sent off in the first half for a heavy challenge on Bojan Djordjic.

Plymouth, who handed a belated debut to former Nigeria international Taribo West, had made the brighter start, with David Norris and captain Paul Wotton each shooting just off target.

But Hull boss Peter Taylor made two tactical changes at half time, bringing on Ryan France and John Welsh for the ineffective Nick Barmby and Jason Price, and the result was a much improved performance.

Plymouth were kept comfortably at bay and Hull made the decisive breakthrough when Craig Fagan found Elliott who beat Romain Larrieu with a precise lob from 30 yards.

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23 Millwall 39 33
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