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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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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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