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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 Bournemouth 23 45
2 Ipswich Town 23 44
3 Derby County 23 42
4 Middlesbrough 23 42
5 Brentford 23 40
6 Watford 23 38
7 Norwich City 23 37
8 Blackburn Rovers 23 34
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 34
10 Nottingham Forest 23 31
11 Cardiff City 23 31
12 Charlton Athletic 23 31
13 Sheffield Wednesday 23 31
14 Bolton Wanderers 23 29
15 Fulham 23 28
16 Birmingham City 23 28
17 Reading 23 26
18 Rotherham United 23 25
19 Huddersfield Town 23 25
20 Leeds United 23 24
21 Millwall 23 23
22 Wigan Athletic 23 20
23 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 20
24 Blackpool 23 13

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