Foxes held by lowly Owls
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wednesday began the game well and took a deserved lead after 25 minutes when Paul McLaren grabbed his second goal in a week.
The former Luton Town star smashed home from 30 yards, after Alan Quinn has squared a free kick to him.
McLaren then went from hero to villain just after half time when he put through his own net.
He attempted a pass back, but South African keeper Paul Evans made a hash of his control and allowed the ball to role under his foot and into the net.
Leicester looked to push on for the winner, but Wednesday held on and collected a deserved point.
Rotherham United's lingering play-off hopes took a massive dent at the Withdean Stadium as Brighton secured a valuable 2-0 win.
Albion were the better team throughout the game and took the lead just before the hour mark when Tony Rougier's surge forced Paul Hurst to put through his own net.
The second came just minutes later when England Under-21 star Bobby Zamora lashed home a wonderful volley from Richard Carpenter's corner.
Brighton have now moved out of the bottom three, following Stoke's failure to win at Ipswich Town.
However, The Potters will be delighted with their goalless draw at Portman Road as they severely dented Town promotion hopes.
Bradford City virtually dispelled any relegation fears as they came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Valley Parade.
Noel Whelan, on loan from Middlesbrough, volleyed home on his debut after just 24 minutes and The Eagles looked well on their way to victory.
However, Bradford came back strong in the second period and levelled matters with just 20 minutes remaining when Peter Atherton hammered home.
The winner then came just minutes later, starlet Danny Forrest created the chance down the left and his cross deflected into the path of Simon Francis - who grabbed his first ever league goal.
Coventry City and Wimbledon remain side-by-side in the league after they shared four goals at Highfield Road.
David Connolly scored on his return to the first team after 12 minutes, only for John Eustace to level matters just ten minutes later.
City player-manager Gary McAllister was then stretched off after 55 minutes and the former Scottish international could be ruled out for sometime.
Julian Joachim, though, put the Sky Blues ahead with just 16 minutes remaining, only for The Dons to level within 120 seconds when Neil Shipperley scored.
Young striker Gary McSheffrey was sent off for the home side in the final minute, but it had no bearing on the outcome.
Preston moved into the top half of the table after they comfortably dispatched Derby County 4-2 at Deepdale.
North End raced into a 4-0 lead as they looked to run riot over the Rams.
Graham Alexander (14), Dickson Etuhu (26) and George Koumantarakis (26) scored before half time and Richard Cresswell extended their lead just after the break.
Derby were already beaten before they grabbed a consolation.
Italian veteran Fabrizio Ravanelli grabbed both goals late on (75 & 90), but it was too little too late for Derby.
Millwall secured a much needed win with a good 2-1 success at Walsall.
Neil Harris put The Lions ahead on 59 minutes with a close range effort, before a great solo effort from Paul Ifill made it 2-0 just a few minutes later.
Junior scrambled the ball home with five minutes left, but it was not enough for The Saddlers.
Bradford 2-1 Crystal Palace
Brighton 2-0 Rotherham
Coventry 2-2 Wimbledon
Ipswich 0-0 Stoke
Leicester 1-1 Sheff Wed
Preston 4-1 Derby
Walsall 1-2 Millwall
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