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Late strike from Francis sends Wolves top

16 Apr 2019
Ed Francis PL2

Winner over Stoke puts Wolves in automatic promotion spot of D2 with one match remaining

Ed Francis's late goal clinched Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-1 victory over Stoke City to put them top of Division 2 with one match left. 

Dion Sanderson's powerful header had put Wolves ahead but Stoke levelled through Daniel Jarvis on 25 minutes. 

But Francis struck in the 86th minute, putting Wolves above second-placed Reading on goal difference. 

Premier League 2 - Division 2

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 WOL 22 +23 43
2 SOU 22 +16 43
3 RDG 22 +12 40
4 NEW 22 +9 40
5 AVL 22 +5 37

Wolves will stay top going into the final round of matches if Southampton do not beat West Bromwich Albion on Thursday.

The champions will get automatic promotion to Division 1 while teams ranked second to fifth will compete in the playoffs. 

Stoke remain eighth.

See: Wolves report | Stoke report

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