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The King Power Stadium (ATT 18,856) 22nd November 2005 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Drysdale

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 Norwich City 10 20
2 Nottingham Forest 10 20
3 Watford 10 20
4 Derby County 10 19
5 Ipswich Town 10 18
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 18
7 Charlton Athletic 10 18
8 Middlesbrough 10 17
9 Sheffield Wednesday 10 16
10 Reading 9 14
11 Blackburn Rovers 10 14
12 Brentford 10 14
13 Cardiff City 10 13
14 Leeds United 9 13
15 Bournemouth 10 12
16 Millwall 10 11
17 Rotherham United 10 11
18 Brighton and Hove Albion 10 10
19 Birmingham City 10 10
20 Wigan Athletic 10 9
21 Huddersfield Town 9 8
22 Bolton Wanderers 9 5
23 Fulham 9 4
24 Blackpool 10 3

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