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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

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Derby County 27 51
3 Middlesbrough 27 50
4 Ipswich Town 27 50
5 Brentford 27 49
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 27 38
10 Blackburn Rovers 27 36
11 Birmingham City 27 36
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 27 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 27 31
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 27 29
22 Millwall 27 24
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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