Championship round-up: Leicester City promoted to Premier League as QPR and Derby both slump to defeats

QPR lost 2-1 at Bournemouth while Derby were beaten 1-0 on their travels to Middlesbrough

Leicester have been promoted to the Barclays Premier League after QPR and Derby suffered setbacks in their bids to climb out of the Sky Bet Championship.

The Foxes will make their first appearance in the top flight for 10 years following their 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night, combined with results in Saturday's schedule.

QPR lost 2-1 at Bournemouth and Derby were beaten 1-0 at Middlesbrough, clearing the path for Leicester's promotion.

Tommy Elphick and Lewis Grabban were on target to keep Bournemouth's feint play-off hopes alive, while Nathaniel Chalobah posted a 69th-minute victory for Middlesbrough.

Scott Arfield rescued a point for second-place Burnley at Watford with an 87th-minute equaliser after Troy Deeney had snatched an early lead for the home side.

Martyn Waghorn celebrated signing a permanent deal with promotion-chasing Wigan by heaping further misery on crisis club Leeds.

Striker Waghorn was on loan at the DW Stadium until Friday night when he departed Barclays Premier League-bound Leicester to become a permanent fixture in Uwe Rosler's squad.

The 24-year-old may yet end up playing in the top flight with the Latics, who cemented their play-off spot with a 1-0 win courtesy of Waghorn's 33rd-minute strike.

Reading also consolidated their place in the play-offs when Daniel Williams produced a 74th-minute winner at Charlton.

In contrast, Nottingham Forest continued their slide out of contention after slumping 2-1 to relegation-threatened Millwall at the County Ground.

Scott Malone and Lee Martin gave Millwall a comfortable two-goal cushion, before Jamie Paterson reused some pride for a Forest side that is now five points adrift of the play-offs.

Championship basement side Yeovil gave themselves hope of surviving another season after prevailing 2-1 at Blackpool.

A James Hayter penalty opened the scoring before a strike from Tom Lawrence doubled the lead, at least until Elliot Grandin salvaged a consolation effort.

The result means Yeovil are now only three points adrift of safety with six games remaining.

Play-off-chasing Ipswich were beaten 2-0 at Blackburn thanks to goals from Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede.

Barnsley and Brighton fought out a goalless draw, leaving the former marooned in the bottom three, while a 90th-minute strike from Joe Mason gave Bolton a 1-0 win at Huddersfield.

Birmingham thumped Doncaster 3-1 with Federico Macheda on target twice and Lee Novak completing the scoring.

PA

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