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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 Derby County 34 65
2 Middlesbrough 34 63
3 Norwich City 34 62
4 Watford 34 62
5 Bournemouth 34 60
6 Ipswich Town 34 60
7 Brentford 34 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 57
9 Nottingham Forest 34 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 34 42
13 Birmingham City 34 42
14 Huddersfield Town 34 42
15 Cardiff City 34 41
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 40
18 Reading 34 40
19 Fulham 34 39
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 37
21 Rotherham United 34 37
22 Millwall 34 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22

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