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Foxes fight for Crewe draw

By Peter ORourke.   Last Updated: 20/08/05 7:00pm

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Leicester came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Crewe.

Crewe looked good for the three points after going 2-0 up through Luke Varney and Mark Rivers, but Leicester fought back to level courtesy of goals from Danny Tiatto and Joey Gudjonsson.

Crewe made a dream start with Varney hooking the ball from close-range in the very first minute.

The home side doubled their lead on 17 minutes when David Vaughan played Rivers in on goal and he rounded Rab Douglas before slipping the ball into the unguarded net.

Dion Dublin came close to pulling a goal back when he saw his header cleared off the line by Darren Moss.

Leicester reduced the arrears right on the stroke of half time when Tiatto smashed home an unstoppable shot from 25 yards out.

The visitors drew level five minutes after the break when Gudjonsson netted from the penalty spot after being felled himself by Vaughan.

Crewe were unlucky not to restore their lead soon after when Rivers headed Kenny Lunt's cross against the woodwork.

Leicester almost stole the win in the closing minutes when Elvis Hammond saw his shot hit the post.

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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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