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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 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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