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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

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Watford 45 88
2 Bournemouth 45 87
3 Middlesbrough 45 84
4 Norwich City 45 83
5 Ipswich Town 45 78
6 Derby County 45 77
7 Brentford 45 75
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 45 75
9 Blackburn Rovers 45 64
10 Charlton Athletic 45 60
11 Birmingham City 45 60
12 Nottingham Forest 45 59
13 Cardiff City 45 59
14 Sheffield Wednesday 45 59
15 Leeds United 45 55
16 Huddersfield Town 45 54
17 Fulham 45 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 45 51
19 Reading 44 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 45 46
21 Rotherham United 44 42
22 Millwall 45 41
23 Wigan Athletic 45 39
24 Blackpool 45 25

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