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Kightly double stretches Wolves lead

Kightly double stretches Wolves lead
Kightly double stretches Wolves lead.

Wolves extended their lead at the top of the Coca Cola Championship to six points after beating Burnley 2-0 at Molineux.

The star of the show for Wolves was top scorer Michael Kightly who struck either side of half-time to seal his side's seventh home win of the season.

Kightly opened the scoring after latching onto a Graham Alexander cross to tap home from close range on the half hour mark. The England Under 21 forward then sealed the win after a delightful one-two with Sylvain Ebanks-Blake with 16 minutes left.

Birmingham lost ground on the league leaders after they could only manage a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Forest found themselves behind on 13 minutes when James McFadden tapped home from close range after a Liam Ridgewell free-kick. Forest battled back to earn a deserved point through James Perch who struck after a Wes Morgan flick on seven minutes into the second half.

QPR caretaker manager Gareth Ainsworth led his side to a 1-0 victory over Cardiff in an ill-tempered match at Loftus Road.

Ainsworth had to wait until the 79th minute to see his side score when Gavin Mahon headed home a Peter Ramage cross to break the deadlock.

The visitors ended the match with nine men after Miguel Comminges and Darren Purse both saw red.

Reading are now just one point behind Birmingham after they cruised to a 3-0 win over Derby at the Madejski Stadium.

League top scorer Kevin Doyle struck twice in seven second-half minutes to seal all three points for Steve Coppell's men after Noel Hunt opened the scoring after 20 minutes.

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Gareth Ainsworth
James McFadden
Reading
Internationals
Football
Wes Morgan
Liam Ridgewell
Sylvain Ebanks-Blake
Graham Alexander
Cardiff City
Kevin Doyle
Peter Ramage
Derby County
Nottingham Forest
Darren Purse
Queens Park Rangers
Michael Kightly
Miguel Comminges
Birmingham
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Gavin Mahon
Noel Hunt
James Perch

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