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Home Park (ATT 12,604) 1st October 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Russell

Plymouth Plymouth Argyle vs Stoke City Stoke City

Pulis wreaks Stoke revenge

By Tom Adams.   Last Updated: 01/10/05 2:49pm

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Tony Pulis wreaked his revenge on Stoke as he dragged Plymouth out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 home win.

The Argyle boss was dismissed from the Britannia Stadium in the summer and helped himself to three points from his former employers as a Darel Russell own-goal allowed his side back into the game after Luke Chadwick's opener.

The home support were then sent into raptures as Hungarian hero Akos Buzsaky struck with 13 minutes to go to condemn Stoke to their sixth defeat of the season.

Johan Boskamp's side had the first opening after 15 minutes when on-loan Blackburn man Paul Gallagher saw his shot saved by Roman Larrieu, and the Scot followed up by hitting the post soon after.

Paul Wotton's free-kick caused the visitors all kinds of trouble and he went close on two other occasions whilst Tony Capaldi also threatened.

However, Stoke took the lead after the break as on-loan West Ham man Chadwick got in behind the home defence and converted Gallagher's pass.

Plymouth hit back almost immediately when Capaldi's effort from the edge of the box deflected off the unfortunate Russell and beat Steve Simonsen.

Stoke debutant Hannes Sigurdsson nearly marked his bow with a maiden strike as he saw his drive cannon off the post, and a busy period also saw Buzsaky and Russell trouble the keepers.

But it was the former Porto man who was to earn the plaudits as he netted with a left foot strike with 13 minutes left to complete Pulis's act of revenge.

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