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Will Leicester City be promoted to the Premier League today?

Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring the first goal after just 10 minutes . Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Leicester City did all they could to secure promotion to the Premier League by beating Sheffield Wednesday at home last night.

In order to secure promotion, The Foxes need Queens Park Rangers to lose at Bournemouth and near rivals Derby County to fail to win away to Middlesbrough.

After the match boss Nigel Pearson said: "The bottom line is that although it’s not mathematically done yet, it’s going to be exceptionally hard for anybody to win all their games to catch us."

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.

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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Nigel Pearson: Leicester City 'capable' of Premier League step up

Leicester City need six points to confirm automatic promotion
Leicester City need six points to confirm automatic promotion Credit: PA Wire

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson believes his current squad boasts plenty of top-flight potential as the Foxes look to take another giant stride back towards the Barclays Premier League on Friday night.

Pearson said: "We have some quality at this level and I believe a lot of our players are capable of making the step up when we achieve that.

"It is all right having good players but they have to be the right sort. They have to have the same goals and when things get tough, they have to be prepared to keep those values going.

"You can't build a team overnight. It has taken time to build a squad of players good enough."

Foxes edge closer to Championship title with 2-0 win

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NP: "A great win and a great performance against a really good side. It's not done yet, we have work still to do." #burnleyvlcfc

Football League credits Chris Wood with Leicester City equaliser

Chris Wood heads in Leicester City's equaliser
Chris Wood heads in Leicester City's equaliser Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Leicester City's Chris Wood has been credited with scoring the Foxes' equaliser against Yeovil Town.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel had claimed the goal after his header came crashing against the underside of the cross bar before Wood headed it in.

Kasper Schmeichel's header hit the cross bar before Chris Wood headed it in
Kasper Schmeichel's header hit the cross bar before Chris Wood headed it in Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

But the Football League has now ruled in Wood's favour, saying on Twitter:

"After consultation with the match officials, we can confirm @OfficialFOXES' equalising goal last night has been awarded to Chris Wood #LCFC."

Football League to check with officials over Schmeichel goal

The Football League says it will speak to the match officials of Leicester City's 1-1 draw with Yeovil to seek clarification over who should be credited with Leicester's goals.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel headed a cross against the underside of the bar before Chris Wood headed in the equaliser.

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Conflicting reports on @officialfoxes' goal scorer tonight. We'll check with the match referee to officially clarify.

Pictures: Schmeichel faces wait over equaliser

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