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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 23 45
2 Ipswich Town 23 44
3 Derby County 23 42
4 Middlesbrough 23 42
5 Brentford 23 40
6 Watford 23 38
7 Norwich City 23 37
8 Blackburn Rovers 23 34
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 34
10 Nottingham Forest 24 31
11 Cardiff City 23 31
12 Charlton Athletic 23 31
13 Sheffield Wednesday 23 31
14 Birmingham City 24 31
15 Bolton Wanderers 23 29
16 Fulham 23 28
17 Reading 23 26
18 Rotherham United 23 25
19 Huddersfield Town 23 25
20 Leeds United 23 24
21 Millwall 23 23
22 Wigan Athletic 23 20
23 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 20
24 Blackpool 23 13

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