Wolves tamed by Scowcroft

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Wolves' indifferent 2005 continued into 2006 as they were stunned 2-0 by Coventry at the Ricoh Arena. James Scowcroft opened the scoring after eight minutes before Wolves defender Joleon Lescott's own goal handed the home side a second.

Coventry took the lead after Wolves failed to clear a Gary McSheffrey corner. As chaos reigned in the visitors' box, Scowcroft fired a shot, which went in off Rob Edwards on the line.

Wolves went close to an equaliser in the 20th minute but Colin Cameron could only hook his effort. Ten minutes before half-time another McSheffrey corner picked out Marcus Hall who headed back into the danger area and Lescott sliced his attempted clearance past his own goalkeeper.

Derby were frustrated once again as they lost 2-1 at Millwall despite dominating.

Derby deservedly took the lead on the hour mark when Seth Johnson headed in Lee Holmes' cross. But the Lions showed spirit to equalise less than 20 minutes from time through Marvin Elliott, and Marvin Williams notched an excellent winner.

Injury-plagued Ipswich were held to a 2-2 draw at Stoke. Jason De Vos and Fabian Wilnis gave them an early lead but they let the home side back in when Darel Russell pulled one back and Mamady Sidibe headed a second-half equaliser.

Sheffield Wednesday's mini-run continued with a 3-0 win over struggling Crewe. Richie Partridge's seventh-minute corner was not dealt with and fell to Richard Wood to nod home.

Wednesday built on that lead when on-loan midfielder Marcus Tudgay scored on his debut. Chris McCready scored an own goal with nine minutes left.

Queens Park Rangers and Burnley cancelled each other out to draw 1-1 at Loftus Road. Chris McCann produced a classy finish to put Steve Cotterill's men ahead early on but the Clarets' hard work was undone in the third minute of stoppage time by Gareth Ainsworth.

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