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The King Power Stadium (ATT 22,048) 27th August 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Armstrong

Leicester Leicester City vs Luton Town Luton

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Luton 2

Hatters stride on

By Ben Blackmore.   Last Updated: 27/08/05 2:47pm

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Luton midfielder Ahmet Brkovic netted a first-half overhead kick, followed by a last-minute penalty converted by captain Kevin Nicholls to give the visitors a 2-0 victory over Leicester at The Walkers stadium.

 

The first threatening goalmouth action did not come until the 15th minute when Dean Morgan floated a Luton free-kick in from the left for Curtis Davis to head forcing keeper Rob Douglas into a one-handed diving save.

 

Leicester had a couple of chances to open the scoring but Dion Dublin failed to connect and a shot from Gareth Williams prompted a wonderful save from Luton goalkeeper Marlon Beresford.

 

Then, three minutes before half time, Dean Morgan's corner from the right was headed back across goal by Warren Feeney allowing Brkovic to score with an overhead kick that left Douglas no chance.

 

No changes were made at half-time and the visitors were once again on the offensive with Morgan making tracks down the left only to see his cross blocked by Douglas.

 

Play swung to the other end to see Williams break away for goal before shooting wide when he came under pressure from keeper Beresford.

 

As the Foxes frantically searched for an equaliser, finishing the game with David Connolly, Dublin, Elvis Hammond and Mark de Vries upfront, Brkovic had a chance to double the lead for the visitors only for his shot to be saved by Douglas.

 

Leicester's luck did not change and, in the final minute of stoppage time, Alan Maybury was ajudged to have fouled Enoch Showunmi, leaving Nicholls to convert the penalty with a thunderous strike past Douglas' outstretched right hand.

 

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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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