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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.

Matches

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 21 39
2 Middlesbrough 21 39
3 Derby County 21 38
4 Ipswich Town 21 38
5 Brentford 21 37
6 Watford 21 35
7 Norwich City 21 33
8 Blackburn Rovers 21 31
9 Nottingham Forest 21 30
10 Charlton Athletic 21 30
11 Cardiff City 21 30
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 30
13 Sheffield Wednesday 21 28
14 Fulham 21 25
15 Birmingham City 21 25
16 Reading 21 25
17 Huddersfield Town 21 24
18 Bolton Wanderers 21 23
19 Leeds United 21 23
20 Millwall 21 23
21 Rotherham United 21 21
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 18
23 Wigan Athletic 21 17
24 Blackpool 21 13

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