Hume hands Foxes point
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
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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