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Hillsborough (ATT 22,131) 19th August 2007 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: P Walton

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Eastwood stars in Wolves win

Wolves savage tame Owls

Last Updated: 19/08/07 5:00pm

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Eastwood: Impressive display

Eastwood: Impressive display

Freddy Eastwood was the catalyst for Wolves' impressive 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday, as he scored once and set up another.

The talented striker was at the centre of much of Wolves' best work and was rewarded in the 14th minute when he gave Mick McCarthy's travellers the lead.

In-form Wade Small restored parity on the stroke of half-time, but after the break, Wolves regained the lead when Michael Kightly converted after being sent through by Eastwood's astute pass.

The points were secured when Wolves substitute Jay Bothroyd showed his club's strength in depth with a third in the final minute.

Franny Jeffers, on his home debut for the Owls following a £700,000 switch from Blackburn, endured a nightmare as he had to be replaced injured after just 20 minutes.

Freddy's firing

Eastwood's opener came after Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant could only parry the ball into his path after saving well from Andy Keogh.

Wednesday levelled when Small converted from close range after a scramble in the box just before half-time.

Wolves, though, were full value for the win and when after Kightly netted with a concise finish, Bothroyd ended any hopes of a Wednesday comeback, courtesy of a tidy tucked finish.

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Sky Bet Championship

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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