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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

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 43 93
2 Burnley 44 89
3 Derby County 44 81
4 Queens Park Rangers 44 76
5 Wigan Athletic 43 70
6 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 66
7 Ipswich Town 44 65
8 Reading 43 64
9 Blackburn Rovers 44 64
10 Bournemouth 44 63
11 Nottingham Forest 43 62
12 Watford 43 60
13 Middlesbrough 43 58
14 Bolton Wanderers 43 55
15 Sheffield Wednesday 44 53
16 Leeds United 43 53
17 Huddersfield Town 44 50
18 Charlton Athletic 43 45
19 Doncaster Rovers 44 44
20 Millwall 44 44
21 Birmingham City 43 43
22 Blackpool 44 43
23 Barnsley 44 39
24 Yeovil Town 44 37

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