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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 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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