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Leicester back in the Premier League


Congratukations @OfficialFOXES back in the Premierleague. Well deserved, great season. #promotion


Congratulations to #Leicestercity - great achievement with six games to go!! Dear oh dear QPR


Super David Nugent back in the Premier League. #BuryFC represent. Just need Collin Kazim-Richards back now.

Foxes ready for Premier League - Pearson

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.

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.

– Leicester boss Nigel Pearson

Pearson doesn't care how Leicester earn promotion

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is not fussed when his side earn promotion to the Premier League as long as they do it after Dean Hammond's header earned the leaders a 2-2 draw at Wigan.

I'm not taking anything for granted. We are still on track if we do it at home we do it at home, if we do it away from home we do it away from home, I'm not bothered as long as we do it.

It was another good night for us any positive result for us tonight would've put us in a slightly stronger position and that's what we've done.

You can see why they are on a good run because they played with much better intensity than when we played them at our place and they have good players but I thought we dealt with the set-backs well

– Leicester boss Nigel Pearson


Arrest over racist tweet

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly posting a racist Twitter message before a Sky Bet Championship match.

Nottinghamshire Police said the suspect had been detained on suspicion of committing a racially-aggravated public order offence ahead of Nottingham Forest's home fixture against Leicester on Wednesday night.

A police spokesman said the alleged offence involved a tweet directed at Leicester's supporters.

Foxes earn late point

Riyad Mahrez got the equaliser. Credit: PA

Nottingham Forest were denied the chance to blow the Sky Bet Championship promotion race wide open as Riyad Mahrez earned 10-man Leicester a point with a late goal as a drama-filled east midlands derby ended 2-2.

Billy Davies' hosts fought from going a goal down to Jamie Vardy's 29th-minute strike to take a 2-1 lead through a thumping header from Jamie Paterson and an Andy Reid penalty just before the break.

Nigel Pearson's league leaders were far from beaten however and, despite being a man light following Paul Konchesky's 60th-minute red card, snatched a 2-2 draw late on when Mahrez fired home amid a goalmouth scramble after Karl Darlow had saved Kevin Phillips' penalty.

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