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The King Power Stadium (ATT 21,072) 31st December 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Leake

Leicester Leicester City vs Norwich City Norwich

McVeigh deepens Foxes' gloom

By Chris Stanton.   Last Updated: 31/12/05 4:51pm

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Resurgent Norwich won their fifth game in succession after beating Leicester 1-0 at The Walkers Stadium courtesy of Paul McVeigh's matchwinner midway through the second half.

The result heaps further misery on home supporters who have become increasingly disillusioned by The Foxes' Championship struggles.

Joey Gudjonsson shot wide and a heavy touch from McVeigh prevented Norwich from perhaps claiming an early lead as both sides jockeyed for position.

Ryan Smith should have given the hosts the lead but stabbed wide of the target from six yards while Rab Douglas saved well from Darren Huckerby as the first half drew to a close.

Gudjonsson and McVeigh again threatened but it was the Norwich man who eventually broke the deadlock in the 71st minute.

The Northern Irish international seized on Dickson Etuhu's through ball and beat Douglas in comprehensive fashion from 18 yards.

There was still time for Dean Ashton to smash a shot against the crossbar but by then The Canaries had done enough to claim all three points.

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Leicester 0-1 Norwich

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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