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The King Power Stadium (ATT 16,750) 8th January 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Kettle

Leicester Leicester City vs Blackpool Blackpool

Foxes held by Blackpool

By Graeme Bailey.   Last Updated: 08/01/05 6:34pm

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League One Blackpool were denied a cup upset by Leicester City who scraped a 2-2 draw at The Walkers Stadium.

The Tangerines had looked set for a major scalp until eight minutes from time when Gareth Williams (pictured) levelled for home side.

The visitors had started the game brightly with both Kiegan Parker and Rob Edwards going close.

However, it was Leicester who went ahead after 13 minutes when Edwards deflected a Williams free kick into the back of his own net.

Leicester were now looking dominant and should have added further to their lead, but they didn't and Blackpool punished them as they levelled before half time.

The goal came from Parker, who floated a free kick into the area for Peter Clarke to plant a header past Kevin Pressman.

Clarke's goal inspired Blackpool and they looked the most likely to add another and on 77 minutes that is just what they did.

Dion Dublin was caught napping by Keith Southern and the midfielder took the ball and finished well past Pressman.

Blackpool looked as they were heading for the fourth round, but Leicester - to their credit - fought back.

David Connolly created the goal as he crossed in for Williams - whose blistering strike could not be kept out by Kevin-Stuhr Ellegaard.

Team NameLeicester CityBlackpool
Shots On Target74
Shots Off Target32
Blocked Shots30
Fouls Conceded1613
Yellow Cards11
Red Cards00