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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 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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