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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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2 Bournemouth 44 84
3 Middlesbrough 44 84
4 Norwich City 44 82
5 Derby County 44 76
6 Ipswich Town 44 75
7 Brentford 44 72
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 72
9 Blackburn Rovers 43 60
10 Charlton Athletic 44 60
11 Nottingham Forest 44 59
12 Sheffield Wednesday 44 59
13 Cardiff City 44 56
14 Birmingham City 43 54
15 Huddersfield Town 44 53
16 Leeds United 44 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 44 51
18 Fulham 44 49
19 Reading 42 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 43 40
23 Wigan Athletic 44 39
24 Blackpool 44 25

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