Leicester City 1:0 Doncaster Rovers
Leicester City lifted the Championship trophy in front of a sell-out crowd at the KPS, breaking the 100 point barrier with a 1-0 win over Doncaster, who were relegated by a late Birmingham goal.
In contrast to most City games this season there was a fairly calm start to the game, with City dominating possession but unable to get through a Rovers defence fighting for survival.
The first chance didn’t come until the 23rd minute when Mahrez cut in and sent a curling shot wide.
Four minutes later Nugent went clear on goal with a brilliantly timed run, but Johnstone managed to deny him with a fine block.
Rovers then had a rare foray forward but a good passing move ended when De Laet managed to deny Coppinger, while at the other end the Belgian sent a header just over the bar from a Mahrez cross, as the teams went in goalless at the break.
City continued to dominate proceedings in the second half: Drinkwater fired a shot over and Nugent was denied by a great save from Johnstone.
But the breakthrough finally came in the 75th minute when Husband tripped Mahrez in the area and Nugent fired home his 20th league goal of the season from the spot.
Although Keegan and Brown had chances for Rovers late on, a late equaliser for Birmingham at Bolton sent them down to League One.
Although a late chance for Mahrez was off-target a single goal was enough for victory, and a record breaking 102 points.
City received the League Championship trophy for the first time in their history, amid much fanfare and ticker tape, that was briefly threatened by a pitch invasion.
What a fantastic season it has been… we’ll see you in the Premier League.
Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Mahrez, King (Hammond, 81), Drinkwater, Dyer (Taylor-Fletcher, 75), Nugent, Phillips (Knockaert, 65). Subs Not Used: Schlupp, Moore, Logan, Wood.
Doncaster: Johnstone, Quinn, Husband, (Stevens, 81) Furman (Forrester, 81), Brown, Cotterill, Tamas, Keegan, Meite, Coppinger, Neil (Sharp, 81). Subs Not Used: Turnbull, McCombe, Val.
Referee: P Tierney. Attendance: 31,424.
All photos: Simon Kimber
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