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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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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 34 65
2 Middlesbrough 34 63
3 Norwich City 34 62
4 Watford 34 62
5 Bournemouth 34 60
6 Ipswich Town 34 60
7 Brentford 34 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 57
9 Nottingham Forest 34 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 34 42
13 Birmingham City 34 42
14 Huddersfield Town 34 42
15 Cardiff City 34 41
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 40
18 Reading 34 40
19 Fulham 34 39
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 37
21 Rotherham United 34 37
22 Millwall 34 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22

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