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Leicester City promoted to Premier League

ESPN staff
April 5, 2014

Leicester City have been promoted to the Premier League following a 10-year absence.

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 Championship games unbeaten as they moved to 89 points - two more than Cardiff won the division with last season - and meant they would be up if Queens Park Rangers lost at Bournemouth and Derby failed to beat Middlesbrough.

QPR lost 2-1 on manager Harry Redknapp's return to his former club, while Derby 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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