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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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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 27 51
2 Derby County 27 51
3 Middlesbrough 27 50
4 Ipswich Town 27 50
5 Brentford 27 49
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 27 38
10 Blackburn Rovers 27 36
11 Birmingham City 27 36
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 27 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 27 31
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 27 29
22 Millwall 27 24
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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