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Leicester City promoted to the Premier League

5 April 2014

Leicester City have secured promotion to the Premier League after a 10-season absence.

Nigel Pearson's side beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at the King Power stadium on Friday night and with Queens Park Rangers losing 2-1 at Bournemouth and Derby County failing to beat Middlesbrough, the Foxes' promotion from the Sky Bet Championship was confirmed. They will return to the top flight for the first time since their relegation in the 2003/04 season.

Nigel Pearson's side will now turn their attention to securing the title. They currently lead nearest challengers Burnley by nine points with six games to go after the Clarets drew with Watford.

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