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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 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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