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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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2 Middlesbrough 21 39
3 Derby County 21 38
4 Ipswich Town 21 38
5 Brentford 21 37
6 Watford 21 35
7 Norwich City 21 33
8 Blackburn Rovers 21 31
9 Nottingham Forest 21 30
10 Charlton Athletic 21 30
11 Cardiff City 21 30
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 30
13 Sheffield Wednesday 21 28
14 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
15 Fulham 21 25
16 Birmingham City 21 25
17 Reading 21 25
18 Huddersfield Town 21 24
19 Leeds United 21 23
20 Millwall 22 23
21 Rotherham United 21 21
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 18
23 Wigan Athletic 21 17
24 Blackpool 21 13

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