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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 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
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5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 13 22
8 Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 12
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Fulham 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6

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