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The King Power Stadium (ATT 21,336) 19th April 2005 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: P Taylor

Leicester Leicester City vs Cardiff City Cardiff

Battling point for Bluebirds

By Mark Kendall.   Last Updated: 19/04/05 10:30pm

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Cardiff claimed what could be a crucial point in their battle against relegation with a 1-1 draw at Leicester.

Neil Ardley earned the Welsh outfit a point with a fine free-kick which cancelled out David Connolly's opener.

Leicester dominated the opening 45 minutes and should have gone ahead through Stephen Hughes midway through the first half when he shot straight at the keeper from eight yards.

They did hit the front on 32 minutes when a Darren Kenton effort deflected into the path of Connolly who made light of a tight angle to fire home via a slight deflection.

The striker almost bagged his second of the night shortly before the break but saw a shot hit a post and bounce to safety.

The visitors were a much livelier force in the second period and got back on terms when Ardley curled home his first goal for the club after Cameron Jerome had been brought down on the edge of the box.

Dion Dublin almost won it for The Foxes but saw a header graze the crossbar, and a frustrating night for Craig Levein's side was completed when Nikos Dabizas was harshly dismissed for his second booking after a foul on Richard Langley.

Matches

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Middlesbrough 27 50
3 Ipswich Town 27 50
4 Brentford 27 49
5 Derby County 26 48
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 26 37
10 Blackburn Rovers 26 36
11 Birmingham City 26 35
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 26 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 26 30
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 26 26
22 Millwall 26 23
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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