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The King Power Stadium (ATT 24,873) 17th December 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Marriner

Leicester Leicester City vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Crewe 1

Hume hands Foxes point

By Mark Buckingham.   Last Updated: 17/12/05 6:45pm

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Leicester City overcame the hindrance of ten men to battle back for a 1-1 draw at home to Crewe Alexandra.

Championship strugglers Crewe took the lead through Michael Higdon before Leicester had Alan Sheehan sent off.

The hosts dug in and got their reward when Canadian international Iain Hume snaffled an equaliser at The Walkers Stadium.

The Foxes had plenty of chances to win the game with Joey Gudjonsson having a shot saved, Hume heading over and Crewe keeper Ross Turnbull thwarting Elvis Hammond.

Gudjonsson had a goal disallowed on 26 minutes before Higdon missed a gilt-edged chance for the visitors by blazing over.

Higdon made up for that glaring miss before half time as he headed home at the far post from Steve Jones' cross.

Turnbull showed great agility to push away a Hume shot early in the second half before Sheehan was dismissed for a second bookable offence on 57 minutes.

David Vaughan could have netted a second goal for Crewe and that profligacy was punished by Hume, who converted Gudjonsson's cross on 65 minutes.

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Sky Bet Championship
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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