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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 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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