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Reaction as Leicester City are promoted to the Premier League

Leicester City promoted to Premier League

Leicester players celebrating during Friday's victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Leicester City have been promoted to the Barclays Premier League after Queens Park Rangers and Derby County both lost their fixtures today.

Nigel Pearson's side had a clear lead on the chasing pack and, after last night's 2-1 win at home to Sheffield Wednesday, needed results to go their way to secure promotion with six games to spare.

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Two ex-Premier League stars 'involved match-fixing'

It is understood that two ex-Premier League stars are involved in a police match-fixing probe, according to a Sun on Sunday investigation.

The newspaper claims that one player claimed another agreed to deliberately earn a booking in a recent Championship clash in return for £30,000.

PM's China trip kicks off with Premier League deal

David Cameron's visit to China started with a deal to boost the profile of Premier League football and encourage the growth of the game in the country.

A deal to help boost the Premier League's profile has been signed. Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

English football is becoming increasingly popular in China and the Premier League sees the country as its biggest potential area for growth, at the heart of an east Asian market already worth £200 million in TV rights and merchandising.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and former England and Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux were in Beijing at an event to mark the deal with the Chinese Super League (CSL).

The deal will see the Premier League work with clubs like Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shenhua to promote and develop the game, while the CSL will support the promotion and marketing of Premier League clubs in China.

Arsenal and Man Utd battle it out in the Premier League

Arsenal and Manchester United have begun battling it out in their Premier League clash. A minute's silence was observed at the beginning of the match at Old Trafford to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Follow the big match on the ITV Football website.

Library image of Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky playing against Manchester united at the Emirates Stadium. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
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