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Leicester Leicester City vs Watford Watford

Mackay saves 10-man Hornets

By Andy Clarke.   Last Updated: 22/11/05 5:12pm

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Malky Mackay's late goal earned Watford a 2-2 draw at Leicester and stretched the Hornets' unbeaten run to seven matches.

Adrian Boothroyd's side arrived at the Walkers Stadium on the back of five straight wins and they got off to a flying start thanks to Marlon King's goal.

But two strikes from Joey Gudjonsson turned the match on its head before Clarke Carlisle was sent off for tripping the Icelandic midfielder - his second bookable offence.

However, Mackay saved the day for the visitors, touching the ball into an empty net five minutes from time after Ashley Young's clever header across the face of goal.

Watford were the brighter of the two teams in the early stages with Paul Devlin and Anthony McNamee causing havoc on the flanks, but they did not take the lead until the 20th minute.

King's 25-yard free-kick looked harmless enough, but Leicester's defensive wall jumped over the ball and Rab Douglas was well beaten.

Leicester had a penalty appeal turned down when Carlisle appeared to climb on Mark de Vries, before they levelled through their first shot at goal on 38 minutes when Ryan Smith crossed and Gudjonsson fired in at the far post.

Gudjonsson added his second from the spot on the stroke of half time after Matt Spring handled in the area, but he missed a good chance for his hat-trick when he headed wide from Alan Maybury's cross.

Dion Dublin then missed a wonderful chance to make the points safe for Craig Levein's side, who were punished by Mackay's late strike.

 

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
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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