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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 27 +29 51
2 27 +24 50
3 27 +19 50
4 27 +8 49
5 26 +23 48
6 27 +25 47
7 27 -2 44
8 27 +16 43
9 26 -2 37
10 26 +1 36
11 26 -8 35
12 27 -2 34
13 27 -4 34
14 27 -7 34
15 27 -10 34
16 26 -4 33
17 27 -10 32
18 26 -11 30
19 27 -5 29
20 27 -10 29
21 26 -12 26
22 26 -19 23
23 27 -10 21
24 27 -29 17

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