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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 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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