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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 20 +25 43
2 20 +19 42
3 20 +2 37
4 20 -2 33
5 20 +1 32
6 20 +0 31
7 20 -2 31
8 20 +3 30
9 20 +9 29
10 19 +4 29
11 20 +4 28
12 20 +2 28
13 20 +3 27
14 19 +1 25
15 19 +1 25
16 20 -1 25
17 20 -2 25
18 20 -9 23
19 20 -3 22
20 20 -5 22
21 19 -7 20
22 20 -12 20
23 20 -6 18
24 20 -25 10

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