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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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