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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Middlesbrough 27 50
3 Ipswich Town 27 50
4 Brentford 27 49
5 Derby County 26 48
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 26 37
10 Blackburn Rovers 26 36
11 Birmingham City 26 35
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 26 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 26 30
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 26 26
22 Millwall 26 23
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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