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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 Middlesbrough 44 84
2 Bournemouth 43 83
3 Watford 43 82
4 Norwich City 44 82
5 Derby County 43 75
6 Ipswich Town 43 74
7 Brentford 43 71
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 71
9 Blackburn Rovers 42 59
10 Nottingham Forest 43 58
11 Sheffield Wednesday 43 58
12 Charlton Athletic 43 57
13 Cardiff City 43 55
14 Birmingham City 42 54
15 Leeds United 43 52
16 Huddersfield Town 43 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 43 50
18 Reading 42 47
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 43 46
20 Fulham 43 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 42 39
23 Wigan Athletic 43 36
24 Blackpool 43 25

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