Leicester earned a point at Cardiff as the Championship promotion hopefuls couldn’t be separated with the game ending in a 0-0 draw.
The Bluebirds had beaten Leicester 7-6 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the third round of the League Cup in mid-week, but the rematch in south Wales lacked the drama of that knockout clash.
Cardiff moved into sixth place with their point, while big-spending Leicester are one point and three places behind them.
Sven Goran Eriksson’s Leicester enjoyed the majority of possession and territory in the first 45 minutes, with Matt Mills and Andy King both missing gilt-edged chances for the visitors.
But Malky Mackay’s Cardiff had the better of the second half. Peter Whittingham hit the side-netting with a free-kick and Kenny Miller was foiled by Kasper Schmeichel, while Mills produced a superb block to stop Rudy Gestede.
Leicester striker Darius Vassell should have punished Cardiff for those misses, but he smashed high and wide when clean through and then headed against the crossbar deep into injury time.