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The King Power Stadium (ATT 22,618) 10th September 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Sailsbury

Leicester Leicester City vs Sheffield Wednesday Sheff Wed

De Vries double downs Owls

By Mark Buckingham.   Last Updated: 10/09/05 9:00pm

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Leicester City put their promotion push back on an even keel after a 2-0 win over struggling Sheffield Wednesday.

Mark de Vries grabbed both goals for The Foxes, who had the match wrapped up inside the first 15 minutes.

Former Hearts striker de Vries pounced for his first goal on 10 minutes when he converted Alan Maybury's cross at the far post.

Just two minutes later and de Vries nicked his second of the game when he turned in Elvis Hammond's mis-cued volley.

David Lucas then made a good save from Hammond before The Owls came into the game, with Lee Peacock forcing a brilliant stop out of Rab Douglas.

In the second half, the visitors cursed their luck when David Graham burst through and beat Douglas with his shot, only for the post to get in the way.

Leicester midfielder Stephen Hughes shot over the bar and then headed wide as Craig Levein's men looked to put a seal on the game.

Douglas made another stunning save to deny Peacock before Leicester debutant Iain Hume shot just wide in the closing stages.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 45 54
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 45 25

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