Ipswich march on
By James Pearson. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Ipswich Town maintained their lead at the summit of the table after beating Leicester 2-1, but were given a late scare.
Joe Royle's side came out of the traps all guns blazing and took the lead within two minutes with Shefki Kuqi netting from a right wing corner.
The visitors were almost back on level terms but David Connolly failed to beat Kelvin Davis from close range with a clear sight of goal.
Ipswich punished the mistake and doubled their lead after 24 minutes, again from a corner.
Mark de Vries failed to deal with Darren Currie's inswinger and inadvertently redirected the ball past Ian Walker from close range.
The visitors had the better of the second half, but were consistently thwarted by an inspired Davis in the home goal.
It was going to take something special for Leicester to score and Jordan Stewart's free-kick with eight minutes left was just that.
His left-footed strike from outside the area went over the wall and thundered into the net off the underside of the bar, however the visitors were unable to find an equaliser.
Sat 12th Feb
Plymouth1 - 1Rotherham
Ipswich2 - 1Leicester
QPR1 - 2Preston
Sunderland4 - 2Watford
Cardiff2 - 0Brighton
Coventry0 - 2Burnley
Crewe1 - 3Wigan
Leeds3 - 1Reading
Gillingham0 - 0Millwall
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