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Bruce´s Blues back in Premiership slot

17 April 2007 23:32

LONDON (AFP) - Birmingham gave their hopes of automatic promotion to the Premiership a massive boost with a 2-1 win at relegation-threatened Leicester on Tuesday.

Early goals from Radhi Jaidi and Sebastian Larsson put Steve Bruce's side on track for a win that lifts them above Derby and into second place in the Championship, two points adrift of leaders Sunderland with three rounds of matches left to play.

Shaun Newton's free-kick gave Leicester hope seven minutes from time but the Foxes were unable to draw a line under a winless run that has now reached ten matches.

Leicester are now just two points clear of the relegation zone and, with a tough run-in, look to be in serious danger of dropping a division.

In Tuesday's other Championship match, Burnley notched up an impressive 3-0 win over Norwich, Andy Gray, Ade Akinbiyi and Wade Elliot finding the net.

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Competition
Championship
Date
17 April 2007
Kick-off
20:45
Full-time
1 - 2

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Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 22 +25 42
2 22 +14 41
3 22 +8 40
4 22 +18 39
5 22 +17 39
6 22 +16 38
7 22 +11 34
8 22 +3 34
9 22 -7 31
10 21 +5 30
11 22 -1 30
12 22 -1 30
13 22 -4 28
14 22 -5 28
15 22 -8 28
16 22 -5 26
17 22 -11 25
18 22 -9 24
19 22 -12 24
20 21 -7 23
21 22 -9 23
22 22 -8 19
23 22 -8 17
24 22 -22 13

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