Defeats for Queens Park Rangers and Derby County sealed Leicester City’s promotion to the Premier League for the first time in ten years.
The Foxes beat Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night to give themselves a chance of going up without kicking a ball today, leaving their promotion rivals with all the work on Saturday afternoon. After a long absence from the top flight, it all went their way today as QPR were beaten by Bournemouth and Derby lost away to Middlesbrough.
This will be Leicester’s first season in the top flight since 2003/04, when they went straight back down to the Championship after winning promotion the previous season, and they will be hoping to do better this time around.
However, the focus now will be on their fine achievement, as well as on hoping to add the cherry on the cake by winning the Championship outright, which they will no doubt be favourites to do as they sit nine points clear at the top.
This will be manager Nigel Pearson’s first full management role in the Premier League, having previously worked short spells as caretaker boss of Newcastle United in 2007 and 2008. Watch Arsenal v Everton and West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday.