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The King Power Stadium (ATT 19,926) 14th February 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Bates

Leicester Leicester City vs Swindon Town Swindon

King rescues league leaders

Foxes leave it late to snatch a point

Last Updated: 14/02/09 6:27pm

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King: Dramatic leveller

King: Dramatic leveller

Andy King's late equaliser saw League One leaders Leicester snatch a 1-1 draw against Swindon.

Andy King's late equaliser saw leaders Leicester snatch a 1-1 draw against Swindon and extend the gap between themselves and third place to 16 points.

The Robins took a surprise lead after 38 minutes when Simon Cox scored his 19th goal of the season.

He was put through by Billy Paynter and out-stripped City's rearguard to unleash a shot which was blocked by David Martin before he followed up to sweep home the loose ball.

Earlier Peter Brezovan came to Swindon's rescue when he bravely blocked King's close-range drive.

Youth Academy graduate Carl Pentney came off the bench on the hour mark to replace the injured Martin and rescued City twice, first when he blocked Cox's goal-bound drive and then instinctively stuck out a leg to keep out a Hal Robson-Kanu shot.

Michael Morrison crashed a header against the underside of the crossbar before King nodded wide of a gaping goal.

But King showed great composure after 86 minutes when he stepped inside a defender to steer a shot beyond the keeper from 16 yards.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15

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