Featured Matches
Previous
AEL
Tottenham Hotspur
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
KSC Lokeren
Hull City
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Krasnodar
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Lyon
FK Astra Giurgiu
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
Shakhter Soligorsk
4:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Astana 1964
Villarreal
3:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Sarajevo
Borussia Monchengladbach
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Astana 1964
Villarreal
3:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Aktobe Lento
Legia Warsaw
3:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dinamo Moscow
Omonia Nicosia
3:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Ruch Chorzow
Metalist Kharkiv
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
HJK Helsinki
Rapid Vienna
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Qarabag
Twente Enschede
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
AEL
Tottenham Hotspur
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
Shakhter Soligorsk
4:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Karabükspor
St Etienne
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Elfsborg
Rio Ave
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dinamo Minsk
CD Nacional de Madeira
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Petrolul Ploiesti
Dinamo Zagreb
5:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
BSC Young Boys
Debrecen
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Apollon Limassol
Lokomotiv Moscow
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FC Zorya Luhansk
Feyenoord Rotterdam
5:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Trabzonspor
Rostov
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Panathinaikos
FC Midtjylland
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
PEC Zwolle
Sparta Prague
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Zimbru Chisinau
PAOK Salonika
6:05 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FC Spartak Trnava
FC Zürich
6:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Partizan Belgrade
Neftchi Baku PFC
6:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers Zürich
Club Brugge
6:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Asteras Tripolis
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
6:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Krasnodar
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
RNK Split
Torino
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Lyon
FK Astra Giurgiu
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
KSC Lokeren
Hull City
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Sarajevo
Borussia Monchengladbach
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Rijeka
Sheriff Tiraspol
7:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Sassuolo
Cittadella
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Espana
Municipal
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Belmopan Bandits
Metapan
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Inti Gas Deportes
Caracas F.C.
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Deportivo Capiatá
Danubio F.C.
8:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Barcelona
Alianza Lima
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Trujillanos
Independiente del Valle
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Millonarios
César Vallejo
12:50 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Universidad Católica
River Plate
12:50 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Corinthians
Goiás EC
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Cruzeiro
Gremio
ESPN3 11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
FulhamFulham
Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers
0
1
FT
Game Details
Bolton WanderersBolton Wanderers
MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough
1
2
FT
Game Details
BlackpoolBlackpool
BrentfordBrentford
1
2
FT
Game Details
ReadingReading
Huddersfield TownHuddersfield Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Charlton AthleticCharlton Athletic
Derby CountyDerby County
3
2
FT
Game Details
AFC BournemouthAFC Bournemouth
Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest
1
2
FT
Game Details
Sheffield WednesdaySheffield Wednesday
MillwallMillwall
1
0
FT
Game Details
Birmingham CityBirmingham City
Ipswich TownIpswich Town
2
2
FT
Game Details
Norwich CityNorwich City
Blackburn RoversBlackburn Rovers
3
1
FT
Game Details
Leeds UnitedLeeds United
Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton & Hove Albion
0
2
FT
Game Details
Rotherham UnitedRotherham United
WatfordWatford
0
2
FT
Game Details
Cardiff CityCardiff City
Wigan AthleticWigan Athletic
1
0
FT
Game Details
ReadingReading
Huddersfield TownHuddersfield Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Sheffield WednesdaySheffield Wednesday
MillwallMillwall
1
0
FT
Game Details
Cardiff CityCardiff City
Wigan AthleticWigan Athletic
1
0
FT
Game Details
Rotherham UnitedRotherham United
WatfordWatford
0
2
FT
Game Details
ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Apr 5, 2014

Leicester promoted to Premier League

Leicester City have been promoted to the Premier League following a 10-year absence.

Leicester defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 on Friday, and required Queens Park Rangers and Derby not to win their matches on Saturday.

QPR were beaten 2-1 by Bournemouth, while Derby lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough, meaning Leicester will return to the top flight of English football for the first time since 2004 for the 2014-15 campaign.

Asked whether he would be watching the results come in on Saturday, Leicester boss Nigel Pearson replied bluntly on Friday evening: “No. My job is to get this club promoted. Whether it's tomorrow, whether it's Tuesday, the next week, the week after it's irrelevant really. It's about getting promotion.”

His players were clearly well aware of events on Saturday, though, as they also took to social media to celebrate their feat.

Not satisfied with just having secured a top-two finish, forward Gary Taylor-Fletcher turned his attention to clinching the Championship title.

“We are premier league, say we are premier league!!! Get in. #promotionpush now becomes #champwinnerspush'' he wrote.

Left-back Paul Konchesky posted: “Absolutely buzzing about the results today!! #wearegoingup #lcfc ! Let's enjoy the rest of season and go again in the top flight #comeon.”

Midfielder Anthony Knockaert, whose stunning free kick settled Leicester's win on Friday after Riyad Mahrez's third goal since joining from Le Havre in January had been cancelled out by Michail Antonio's solo effort in the first half, posted: “Leicester going up going up going up going up going up !!!!!!!!! I LOVE LEICESTER YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.”

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel added: “Premier league! So proud of all the boys and everyone at the club!!!”

Former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker was also quick to acknowledge the club's achievement, posting on Twitter: “Leicester City are promoted to the Premier League. A sentence I've been waiting to say for 10 years.”

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.