Wise makes his point for Lions
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest maintained their fine form by cruising to a 3-0 home win against Bradford City, Wolves moved up into a play-off spot by beating Coventry and a late fightback by Preston saw them come back from 3-1 down to draw against Grimsby Town in the final six minutes.
Leicester came flying out of the blocks against The Lions and Matt Heath put them ahead in the first minute before Jordan Stewart made it two with just three minutes on the clock.
Brain Deane was then dismissed for two bookable offences within the space of a minute, the second coming with a late challenge on Dennis Wise.
Steven Reid then reduced the arrears for the hosts but inevitably Wise will make the headlines as he grabbed a late equaliser to rub salt into the wounds of the club he is currently suing for unfair dismissal.
To add insult to injury, Muzzy Izzet saw his last-minute penalty saved superbly well by Tony Warner to ensure Millwall, and Wise, earned a point.
Stoke held leaders Portsmouth in the first half but Mark Burchill gave Pompey the breakthrough four minutes after the interval and Harry Redknapp's men never looked in any danger after that.
Vincent Pericard and Svetoslav Todorov then got their names on the scoresheet to record a 3-0 win for the hosts and stretch their lead at the summit of Division One to seven points.
Norwich close to within two points of Leicester City in third place after their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Carrow Road.
Paul McVeigh grabbed his 11th of the season after just nine minutes to give The Canaries the lead but they had to wait until three minutes before the end for Iwan Roberts to seal the points.
Forest needed just 36 minutes to bang in three goals to dispose of visitors Bradford to keep up their good run at The City Ground.
Jack Lester headed in his seventh goal of the season from close range after 18 minutes and David Johnson notched the 100th league goal of his career to double their advantage seven minutes later.
Matthieu Louis-Jean grabbed a surprise goal for himself to seal the game in the 36th minute to send Paul Hart's young side up into fourth place in the table.
Wolves are now in the play-off places after stretching their unbeaten run to seven games with a 2-0 win at Coventry.
Jolean Lescott gave Dave Jones's men the lead after 36 minutes and Alex Rae made the game safe in the 77th minute to climb into their best position of the season.
Blundell Park was again treated to a feast of goals as Preston produce a late come back to earn a 3-3 draw with The Mariners.
Richard Cresswell equalised for North End after Stuart Campbell's early opener for the hosts, who then moved into a 3-1 lead through Simon Ford and Darren Mansaram.
Ford was then dismissed for a professional foul six minutes from time and Graham Alexander scored from the spot for 3-2 before Dixon Etuhu grabbed appoint two minutes before the final whistle.
Sheffield Wednesday grabbed their first point under Chris Turner as Leon Knight equalised a Tommy Johnson effort to earn a 1-1 draw against Gillingham at Priestfield, with player-manager Andy Hessenthaler being sent off for the hosts.
Basement side Brighton secured a dramatic 1-0 win against Derby County through as Kerry Mayo's last-minute winner at The Withdean, as Malcolm Christie saw red 50 minutes in for the visitors.
Wimbledon edge a thriller at Selhurst Park as substitute Patrick Agyemang came off the bench to secured a 3-2 win against Walsall.
Joel McAnuff put The Dons ahead after 25 minutes before Junior levelled for The Sadlers three minutes before the break.
Neil Shipperley's penalty on the hour restored the hosts' lead before Danny Sonner replied with a penalty of his own ten minutes from time before substitute Agyemang grabbed a late late winner.
The only game without a goal came at Millmoor as Ronnie Moore's Millers were held to a 0-0 draw visitors Burnley.
Brighton v Derby
Coventry v Wolves
Gillingham v Sheff Wed
Grimsby v Preston
Millwall v Leicester
Norwich v Crystal Palace
Nott`m Forest v Bradford
Portsmouth v Stoke
Rotherham v Burnley
Sheff Utd v Reading
Wimbledon v Walsall