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

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Stoke City Stoke

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Stoke 2

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 Bournemouth 21 39
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 Fulham 21 25
15 Birmingham City 21 25
16 Reading 21 25
17 Huddersfield Town 21 24
18 Bolton Wanderers 21 23
19 Leeds United 21 23
20 Millwall 21 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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