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Turf Moor (ATT 12,592) 19th November 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Messias

Burnley Burnley vs Leicester City Leicester

Spicer too hot for Foxes

By Mark Buckingham.   Last Updated: 19/11/05 7:33pm

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Burnley moved into the play-off zone after grinding out a 1-0 win at home to Leicester City.

John Spicer's goal on 40 minutes was enough to hand The Clarets a fourth consecutive success to frustrate Leicester's own play-off aspirations.

Former Foxes striker Ade Akinbiyi headed straight at Rab Douglas early on before Dion Dublin and Mark de Vries were both unsuccessful with headers at the opposite end.

The breakthrough came five minutes before the interval when Michael Duff crossed from the right for Spicer to head home at the near post.

Immediately after the goal, de Vries was denied by Clarets keeper Lee Grant, while after the break Douglas saved smartly from James O'Connor.

Grant saved from Dublin, and de Vries missed another opportunity for the visitors, who steadily exerting more pressure.

Micah Hyde had a goal disallowed after his Burnley team-mate Keith Lowe was ruled offside and Akinbiyi then struck the post.

In a frantic finish, Leicester poured forward, but Grant was agile enough to deny Elvis Hammond twice, de Vries again and Alan Maybury.

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Sky Bet Championship

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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