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The King Power Stadium (ATT 22,338) 2nd April 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Gallagher

Leicester Leicester City vs Millwall Millwall

Foxes ease away from drop zone

Last Updated: 02/04/05 7:00pm

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Leicester eased their lingering relegation fears with a 3-1 victory over Millwall at the Walkers Stadium.

Craig Levein's side remain only four points above the bottom three but after this win they are up to 15th place and they have two games in hand over most of their rivals at the foot of the table.

Richard Stearman's first career goal put them ahead early on, and after Danny Dichio levelled for the Lions, David Connolly and Mark de Vries added further goals for Leicester.

After Ian Walker kept out Paul Robinson's volley, teenage defender Stearman opened the scoring when he met Paddy McCarthy's flick on at the back post to crash home.

The Foxes then missed a succession of chances, with Jason Wilcox dragging a shot wide and Connolly firing over, before Millwall equalised mid-way through the second half, Dichio turning the ball in after Robinson had knocked down a Jody Morris corner.

Leicester quickly restored their advantage when Connolly scored from the spot after he had been tripped in the area by Matt Lawrence.

De Vries then claimed his first goal in 14 appearances for City when he headed in McCarthy's cross to make the points safe.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Watford 44 85
2 Bournemouth 44 84
3 Middlesbrough 44 84
4 Norwich City 44 82
5 Derby County 44 76
6 Ipswich Town 44 75
7 Brentford 44 72
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 72
9 Blackburn Rovers 43 60
10 Charlton Athletic 44 60
11 Nottingham Forest 44 59
12 Sheffield Wednesday 44 59
13 Cardiff City 44 56
14 Birmingham City 43 54
15 Huddersfield Town 44 53
16 Leeds United 44 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 44 51
18 Fulham 44 49
19 Reading 42 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 43 40
23 Wigan Athletic 44 39
24 Blackpool 44 25

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