Leicester City promoted to the Premier League

Leicester City promoted to the Premier League after rivals QPR and Derby fail to win.

Leicester City's promotion battle: 2-1 at full time

It was a triumphant night for Leicester City as they tonight took one step closer to securing promotion to the Premier League.

Anthony Knockaert secured the win for the home side with a free kick in the 61st minute, putting the final score at 2-1.

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez goes head to head with Sheffield Wednesday's Joe Mattock
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez goes head to head with Sheffield Wednesday's Joe Mattock Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Leicester had taken an early lead in the game, thanks to a goal by Riyad Mahrez after just 10 minutes.

Wednesday refused to go down without a fight, with Michail Antonio putting them one-all just before half time, but with promotion now within their grasp Leicester had everything to play for.

It all now rests on QPR's match against Bournemouth tomorrow. A loss by the Rangers will seal the deal, guaranteeing Leicester a place in the Premier League next season.

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Leicester City's promotion battle: 1-1 at half time

In a game which could put them on the brink of promotion to the Premier League, Leicester City stand at 1-1 at half time at home against Sheffield Wednesday.

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring the first goal after just 10 minutes
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring the first goal after just 10 minutes Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Riyad Mahrez put the home side ahead after just 10 minutes, but Wednesday's Michail Antonio placed the ball in the bottom corner of the net to equalise after 37 minutes.

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