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Leicester promoted as champions

ESPN staff
April 22, 2014
Leicester players celebrated by lifting boss Nigel Pearson into the air © PA Photos

Leicester clinched the Championship title at the Reebok Stadium with Lloyd Dyer coming off the bench to net a fabulous winner in a 1-0 victory over Bolton.

Nigel Pearson's side, who have maintained their position at the division's summit since before Christmas, were promoted earlier this month and, despite a heavy loss to Brighton, they immediately set their sights on securing silverware.

Second-placed Burnley's win on Easter Monday, which saw the Clarets grab the other automatic promotion spot, meant Pearson's men needed three points against Bolton to wrap up the title.

And after dominating large spells of the contest against a team with little to play for, Dyer arrived from the bench to rifle home a fine strike just after the hour.

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