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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

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Watford 45 88
2 Bournemouth 45 87
3 Middlesbrough 45 84
4 Norwich City 45 83
5 Ipswich Town 45 78
6 Derby County 45 77
7 Brentford 45 75
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 45 75
9 Blackburn Rovers 45 64
10 Charlton Athletic 45 60
11 Birmingham City 45 60
12 Nottingham Forest 45 59
13 Cardiff City 45 59
14 Sheffield Wednesday 45 59
15 Leeds United 45 55
16 Huddersfield Town 45 54
17 Fulham 45 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 45 51
19 Reading 44 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 45 46
21 Rotherham United 44 42
22 Millwall 45 41
23 Wigan Athletic 45 39
24 Blackpool 45 25

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