Foxes caught cold but grab draw

10 January 2010 05:59
The visitors did not take long to warm up on a bitterly cold day. Jonathan Walters won the ball in midfield and set Jack Colback free down the left side.[LNB]His low cross looked to have been turned in at the near post by David Norris but television replays showed that Ryan McGivern got the last touch and the on-loan Manchester City full-back was credited with an own goal.[LNB]It was the fourth successive match that Ipswich had opened the scoring within five minutes.[LNB]Leicester had scored in their last 11 games so Roy Keane's side faced a ough task to hold on to their lead.[LNB]After Robbie Neilson and Richie Wellens had sent shots wide, only a goalline clearance by Grant Leadbitter denied Steve Howard an equalising goal just fter the half-hour mark.[LNB]But Ipswich were still a threat and Chris Weale was called into action to tip efforts from Walters and former Fox Gareth McAuley over the crossbar.[LNB]However, Leicester were level after 38 minutes and it was a bad goal to oncede from Ipswich's point of view.[LNB]Lloyd Dyer cut inside from the right-hand side, Keane's side had a couple of opportunities to clear the ball but it eventually broke to Howard just inside[LNB]the 18-yard box and the burly striker beat Arran Lee-Barrett with a low shot into the corner.[LNB]Barrett got away with fumbling a headed effort from Matty Fryatt early in the second half before Walters headed wide at the other end just before the hour mark.[LNB]There had been a fiery undercurrent to the game and it threatened to boil over following a tangle between Norris and Fryatt in the centre circle.[LNB]It sparked a melee involving players from both sides but referee Mark Haywood opted to keep his cards in his pocket after consulting his assistant.[LNB]Soon afterwards, Leicester's leading scorer Fryatt was then denied his 13th goal of the season by a superb save from Barrett.[LNB]Leadbitter had the final chance of the game but his shot from the edge of the area cleared the crossbar.[LNB]The Foxes remain in fifth place in the Championship while Ipswich's resurgence continues - they have lost only once in the league in 13 matches - but they stay in 18th position.[LNB][LNB]

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