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Ricoh Arena (ATT 16,617) 2nd November 2005 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: L Probert

Coventry Coventry City vs Stoke City Stoke

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Super Stoke stun Coventry

By Lewis Rutledge.   Last Updated: 02/11/05 10:42pm

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Stoke came from behind to beat Coventry 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena.

The Potters had lost their last three away games, and seemed set for further disappointment when they fell behind early on, but they battled back to claim three points.

Coventry were rewarded for their bright start when they took the lead after 14 minutes. Dele Adebola nodded down Richard Duffy's cross, and Lilian Nalis capitalised on Stoke's hesitation to fire home.

The home side twice nearly doubled their lead, but Adebola was denied by Steve Simonsen's fine save and James Scowcroft saw his header rebound back off the post.

The visitors levelled against the run of play, Gerry Taggart smashing the ball through a crowded penalty area after Coventry failed to clear their lines (40).

Paul Gallacher put Stoke ahead ten minutes into the second half with a fantastic goal.

The on-loan Blackburn striker received a pass from Sam Bangoura and curled a sumptuous shot into the top corner from 20 yards, leaving Marton Fulop motionless.

Adebola almost salvaged a point for Coventry late on with a header that was brilliantly saved by Simonsen, but Stoke held on for a vital win.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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