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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 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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