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Britannia Stadium (ATT 18,183) 24th September 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Atkinson

Stoke Stoke City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves

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Wolves waltz past Stoke

By Rob Lancaster.   Last Updated: 24/09/05 5:28pm

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Wolves got back to winning ways as goals from Carl Cort, Kenny Miller and Lee Naylor gave them a 3-1 victory over Stoke.

Glenn Hoddle's side had failed to record a victory in their last four outings heading to the Britannia Stadium as they took on a home side with confidence high after consecutive away successes.

However, the visitors upset the odds as a goals either side of the interval killed off Stoke's challenge, with a stunning set-piece strike from Naylor clinching the three points.

The hosts started brightly with Darel Russell and Mamady Sidibe both going close in the opening exchanges, while Michael Oakes was called into action to stop Marlon Broomes' effort.

Yet it was Wolves that broke the deadlock just two minutes before the break when Cort finished off Seol Ki-Hyeon's cross with his left foot.

The goal was cruel on the home side, but worse was to follow straight after the re-start as Miller doubled the visitors' advantage.

Seol was again the provider as another cross from the wing was nodded in by the Scotland international.

The points were wrapped up with a cracker from Naylor as he curled home a 30-yard free-kick after Cort had been fouled.

Stoke did at least manage to get on the scoresheet when Lewis Buxton headed home a corner from Paul Gallagher, but it was nothing more than a consolation as Wolves returned home with the spoils.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ipswich Town 23 44
2 Bournemouth 22 42
3 Brentford 23 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Cardiff City 23 31
11 Charlton Athletic 23 31
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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