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Elland Road (ATT 21,402) 3rd December 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Dean

Leeds Leeds United vs Leicester City Leicester

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Kilgallon sees off Foxes

By Chris Stanton.   Last Updated: 03/12/05 6:11pm

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Leeds secured their fourth win on their bounce courtesy of Matthew Kilgallon's second half strike in a 2-1 victory over 10-man Leicester.

The Foxes had made a fine start at Elland Road with Ryan Smith and Joey Gudjonsson testing Neil Sullivan from distance but Leeds began to take a firm grip of proceedings.

Eddie Lewis cracked the crossbar before David Healy shot Kevin Blackwell's side into a 41st minute lead after Robbie Blake had been fouled 25 yards from goal.

The former Burnley man touched the free kick to Healy who lashed home the set-piece.

The woodwork again came to the visitors' rescue, this time denying Whites striker Rob Hulse, before Leicester drew level from the spot midway through the second period.

Hulse committed a clumsy foul on Gudjonsson and the Icelandic international midfielder dusted himself down to convert the penalty.

Parity lasted just four minutes, however, after Blake teed up Kilgallon who found the back of the net from 12 yards to restore Leeds' advantage.

Frustration got the better of defender Patrick McCarthy who was dismissed a quarter of an hour from time for using foul and abusive language, an act which effectively put pay to The Foxes' hopes of claiming a draw.

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Leeds Utd 2-1 Leicester

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2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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