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What Led Leicester City to Win EFL Championship Title?

Leicester City seals the EFL Championship title as they registered a thumping win over Preston

Leicester City has won the EFL Championship title for the 2023-2024 season and has sealed a promotion back to the Premier League. The Foxes were mathematically on the verge of securing an automatic promotion to the top tier as they were guaranteed a top-two finish in the Championship after Leeds United was defeated by QPR. However, their 0-3 win over Preston North End sealed the first spot and the EFL Championship title for them.

Jamie Vardy bagged a crucial brace for the Foxes in an away-from-home clash against Preston. His two goals came within 10 minutes of either side of the halftime. Any hopes of a comeback by the hosts were further drained by the Foxes’ Kasey McAteer who scored in the 67th minute to give his side a 3-0 victory on the day as the visiting fans were spotted in a celebratory mood in the stands.

Leicester were dominant throughout the game just as they were so far in the later stages of this season’s Championship campaign. It remains to be seen how Enzo Maresca’s team fairs when they compete in the Premier League’s 2024-2025 season. One would think that there might be a decent chunk of the transfer market activities involving the club in the upcoming window.

Leicester City survived competition from Leeds United and Ipswich Town to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League

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Leicester City Players | Image Credit: Daily Post Nigeria

In their quest for the EFL Championship title and an automatic promotion back to the Premier League, Leicester has to face severe competition from Leeds United and Ipswich Town. These three teams almost for the majority of the season were knocking on the doors to seal a direct promotion back to the top tier of English football.

However, as the season approached its business end, where the pressure parameters notched up higher degrees, the Foxes emerged as the team to keep their cools and find significant performers in every game. With players like Jamie Vardy leading their race, the Midlands-based side showed a tangible bit of experience with their consistent performances and wins in the closing stages of the 2023-2024 championship campaign.

Leicester are one of the teams in the top six with the most points in their last five outings in the league. They currently stand at the top with 97 points to their tally with one game remaining for them in the form of Blackburn Rovers. On the other hand, Leeds United are second on goal difference with 90 points to their name, having being equal in points tally with the third-placed Ipswich Town, who has played a game less than Leeds.

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