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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 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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