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Leicester City promoted to Premier League

Updated: Saturday, 05 Apr 2014 17:06 | Comments

Leicester City will be back in the top flight next season
Leicester City will be back in the top flight next season

Leicester have won promotion to the Barclays Premier League after QPR and Derby lost on Saturday afternoon.

Nigel Pearson's side moved to the brink of securing their return to the top flight on Friday night with a 2-1 triumph over Sheffield Wednesday at the King Power Stadium.

That made it 21 Sky Bet Championship games unbeaten as they moved onto 89 points - two more than Cardiff won the division with last season - and meant they would be up if QPR lost at Bournemouth and Derby failed to beat Middlesbrough.

QPR went down 2-1 on manager Harry Redknapp's return to Dean Court, while the Rams suffered a 1-0 loss on Steve McClaren's return to the Riverside, meaning celebrations could begin in earnest for the Foxes.

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