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Withdean Stadium (ATT 6,638) 9th April 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Thorpe

Brighton Brighton and Hove Albion vs Leicester City Leicester

Seagulls fight for point

By Alex Livie.   Last Updated: 09/04/05 4:52pm

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Brighton failed to climb out of the relegation spots as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Leicester.

The Seagulls trailed for long periods to a David Connolly penalty, but rescued a point when Paul Reid levelled ten minutes from time.

Brighton came into the game on the back of a poor run, but they started brightly and Ian Walker had to be alert to push away a Charlie Oatway header.

Leicester took time to claim a foothold in the game, although Alan Blayney had to make good saves from Patrick McCarthy and Connolly.

The Foxes took the lead in controversial circumstances on 34 minutes, as Leicester were awarded a penalty for handball and Connolly made no mistake from the spot.

Leicester were rocked onto their heels just after the interval as Stephen Hughes was sent off for a second booking.

Brighton saw Mark McCammon miss a simple chance just after the hour, as they attempted to take advantage of their numerical superiority, but they found a way past Walker ten minutes from time when Reid hammered home to hand the struggling Seagulls a point.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 23 45
2 Ipswich Town 23 44
3 Derby County 23 42
4 Middlesbrough 23 42
5 Brentford 23 40
6 Watford 23 38
7 Norwich City 23 37
8 Blackburn Rovers 23 34
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 34
10 Nottingham Forest 23 31
11 Cardiff City 23 31
12 Charlton Athletic 23 31
13 Sheffield Wednesday 23 31
14 Bolton Wanderers 23 29
15 Fulham 23 28
16 Birmingham City 23 28
17 Reading 23 26
18 Rotherham United 23 25
19 Huddersfield Town 23 25
20 Leeds United 23 24
21 Millwall 23 23
22 Wigan Athletic 23 20
23 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 20
24 Blackpool 23 13

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