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The King Power Stadium (ATT 23,754) 3rd January 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Dowd

Leicester Leicester City vs Queens Park Rangers QPR

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Connolly spot on for City

By Andy Clarke.   Last Updated: 03/01/05 5:30pm

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David Connolly scored from the penalty spot to give Leicester a 1-0 win over QPR at The Walkers Stadium.

Connolly struck after just nine minutes to settle the match and condemn Rangers to an eighth consecutive defeat away from home.

Referee Phil Dowd ruled that Dan Shittu had handled in the penalty area and Connolly beat Chris Day from the spot for just his fourth league goal of the season.

Leicester grew in confidence after their early goal and continued to dominate, with Connolly again and Lilian Nalis both going close to doubling their advantage.

Jordan Stewart also tested Day with a header before Paul Furlong had Rangers' first chance, but shot straight at Stuart Taylor.

Taylor was forced into action again when he parried a fierce strike from Georges Santos, before Day made a similar stop to deny substitute Joey Gudjonsson.

Connolly and Stewart both shot off target as Leicester missed chances to kill the game off, but Ian Holloway's side could not make them pay, as Furlong and Shittu both fired wide late on.

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2 Derby County 12 23
3 Middlesbrough 12 23
4 Norwich City 12 21
5 Nottingham Forest 12 21
6 Ipswich Town 12 20
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 20
8 Charlton Athletic 12 19
9 Bournemouth 12 18
10 Brentford 12 18
11 Sheffield Wednesday 12 17
12 Cardiff City 12 16
13 Blackburn Rovers 12 16
14 Leeds United 12 15
15 Rotherham United 12 15
16 Reading 12 15
17 Huddersfield Town 12 15
18 Millwall 12 13
19 Wigan Athletic 12 11
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 11
21 Birmingham City 12 11
22 Fulham 12 10
23 Bolton Wanderers 12 8
24 Blackpool 12 6

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