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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 8,942) 19th November 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Woolmer

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Bang on target for Stoke

By Andy Clarke.   Last Updated: 19/11/05 5:36pm

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Stoke secured their second derby win over Crewe in a month as they won 2-1 at Gresty Road.

The Potters had beaten their near neighbours 2-0 last month and they got the better of them once again thanks to goals from Sambegou Bangoura and Paul Gallagher.

Eddie Johnson pulled a goal back for Crewe in injury time, but Stoke held on for their third successive Championship win.

Bangoura had opened his account for City in their 2-0 win over the Alex, and boosted his reputation with two fine goals against Brighton a fortnight ago.

And it was the Guinea international, Stoke's £950,000 record signing, who got the first goal in the 16th minute when he turned Dave Brammer's pass beyond Ben Williams.

Michael Higdon hit the post for the home side shortly afterwards and Steve Simonsen was forced to touch wide a Kenny Lunt free kick.

Bangoura saw a header turned wide by Williams early in the second half before Steve Jones shot over when he had a glorious chance to level.

Gallagher looked to have made the points safe for Stoke when he doubled their advantage in the 89th minute, but they had to survive some anxious moments after Johnson's injury time strike.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 42 90
2 Burnley 42 83
3 Derby County 42 75
4 Queens Park Rangers 42 73
5 Wigan Athletic 41 67
6 Reading 42 64
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 42 64
8 Ipswich Town 42 64
9 Bournemouth 42 62
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 60
11 Nottingham Forest 42 59
12 Middlesbrough 42 58
13 Watford 41 57
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 54
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 50
16 Leeds United 42 50
17 Huddersfield Town 42 46
18 Birmingham City 41 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 42 43
20 Blackpool 42 42
21 Charlton Athletic 41 41
22 Millwall 42 40
23 Barnsley 42 39
24 Yeovil Town 42 36

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