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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

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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