Leicester promoted: Foxes seal return to Premier League after 10-year absence

Nigel Pearson's side clinched a return to the top flight when QPR lost to Bournemouth and Derby were defeated by Middlesbrough

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Leicester have won promotion to the Barclays Premier League after QPR and Derby lost on Saturday afternoon.

Nigel Pearson's side moved to the brink of securing their return to the top flight on Friday night with a 2-1 triumph over Sheffield Wednesday at the King Power Stadium.

That made it 21 Sky Bet Championship games unbeaten as they moved onto 89 points - two more than Cardiff won the division with last season - and meant they would be up if QPR lost at Bournemouth and Derby failed to beat Middlesbrough.

QPR went down 2-1 on manager Harry Redknapp's return to Dean Court, while the Rams suffered a 1-0 loss on Steve McClaren's return to the Riverside, meaning celebrations could begin in earnest for the Foxes.

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