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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 Middlesbrough 44 84
2 Bournemouth 43 83
3 Watford 43 82
4 Norwich City 44 82
5 Derby County 43 75
6 Ipswich Town 43 74
7 Brentford 43 71
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 71
9 Blackburn Rovers 42 59
10 Nottingham Forest 43 58
11 Sheffield Wednesday 43 58
12 Charlton Athletic 43 57
13 Cardiff City 43 55
14 Birmingham City 42 54
15 Leeds United 43 52
16 Huddersfield Town 43 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 43 50
18 Reading 42 47
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 43 46
20 Fulham 43 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 42 39
23 Wigan Athletic 43 36
24 Blackpool 43 25

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