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Leicester City

Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 34: Saturday 18 February 2006

Leicester City 1 - 1 Leeds United
(Half-time: 1 - 1)
Crowd: 25497
Referee: R Olivier (West Midlands)
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Match Facts
Leicester City Team Leeds United
Paul Henderson   Neil Sullivan
Sent off - 11 minutes Patrick McCarthy   Gary Kelly
Richard Stearman   Stephen Crainey
Alan Maybury   Paul Butler
Subbed - 64 minutes Danny Tiatto   Liam Miller Booked - 36 minutes
Nils-Eric Johannson   Jonathan Douglas
Patrick Kisnorbo   Sean Gregan
Stephen Hughes   Eddie Lewis Booked - 55 minutes
Johannes Gudjonsson   Eirik Bakke Subbed - 56 minutes
Subbed - 76 minutes Matty Fryatt   Robbie Blake Penalty - 12 minutes Subbed - 71 minutes
Booked - 57 minutes Goal - 5 minutes Iain Hume   Rob Hulse
Conrad Logan   Ian Bennett
Patrik Gerrbrand   Simon Walton
Sub - 64 minutes Gareth Williams   Gylfi Einarsson
Ryan Smith   David Healy Sub - 56 minutes
Sub - 76 minutes Chris O'Grady   Ian Moore Sub - 71 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Leicester 1 - 1 Leeds
The Guardian Brain-dead muck falls foul of Foxes' brass
The Independent Blackwell mystified by 'brain dead' methods Leeds drop points at Foxes
The Sporting Life Leicester 1 - 1 Leeds

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Brain-dead muck falls foul of Foxes' brass - Russell Thomas

Copy from Football Unlimited of 20/02/2006.

Tiredness and tension can do terrible things to teams near the top and bottom. But someone has forgotten to tell Rob Kelly's rejuvenated Leicester, whose 10 men warmed to a formidable task. Leeds will be told, in no uncertain terms, by Kevin Blackwell this morning.

After the big leap forward in midweek, winning against Watford's nine, Leeds are back to square four on the promotion board. They looked jaded but Blackwell scoffed at the fatigue factor. "Brain-dead," he asserted. Gary Kelly, their longest-serving player, was also shovelling criticism: "From start to finish we were muck."

Eirik Bakke was the only named culprit, but several others darkened Blackwell's mood. Of the midfielder, hauled off before an hour on his Leeds return, the manager said: "I expect more and I demand more and he'd better give me more. This isn't fanny football in the Championship."

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