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The King Power Stadium (ATT 25,897) 13th November 2004 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Penton

Leicester Leicester City vs Sunderland S'land

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S'land 1

Keeper error boosts Black Cats

By Andy Clarke.   Last Updated: 13/11/04 6:30pm

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Sunderland capitalised on another mistake from veteran keeper Kevin Pressman to take all three points from a 1-0 success at the Walkers Stadium.

Pressman, who slipped to allow Preston keeper Andy Lonergan to score with a kick from his own penalty area and then allowed Jon Otsemobor's hopeful shot squirm under his body to give Crewe a 2-2 draw, let Stephen Caldwell's close range header slip from his grasp in the 69th minute.

Leicester had made a bright start under new manager Craig Levein, beating Coventry convincingly on Monday, but a combination of Pressman's error and fine keeping from Thomas Myhre ended their six-match unbeaten home run.

Myhre did well to save Keith Gillespie's angled volley after just 40 seconds and made further saves to deny James Scowcroft and Danny Tiatto.

The Sunderland keeper then kept out two shots from David Connolly in the closing seconds to protect his side's slender advantage.

Pressman saved well to deny Stephen Elliott prior to his blunder mid-way through the second half, but there was little he could have done to keep out a Chris Brown drive which crashed off the crossbar.

The former Sheffield Wednesday keeper also did well to keep out efforts from Marcus Stewart and an Elliott header.

 

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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