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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 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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