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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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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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