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Leicester City's season in photos

Nigel Pearson

Manager Nigel Pearson has rarely changed his dour off-field approach but has pointed the way to promotion in some style

Matt Oakley

Skipper Matt Oakley led by example with a series of commanding displays and some crucial goals from the centre of the park

Lloyd Dyer

Lloyd Dyer has been in blistering form, weighing in with nine league goals up to and including the away win over Southend in mid-April

Matt Oakley congratulate Steve Howard

Team-mates rush to congratulate Matt Oakley and goalscorer Steve Howard as two of Leicester's key men share a tender moment

Milan Mandaric

Chairman Milan Mandaric has backed up his claim to see the job through despite relegation from the Championship

Joe Mattock

England Under-21 defender Joe Mattock established himself as a regular at the Walkers Stadium this season

Tom Cleverley

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is one of a number of loan players who played a big part for the Foxes

Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbs proved an imposing presence in the centre of defence after joining on loan from Liverpool

Matt Fryatt (left) is outmuscled by Peterborough's Charlie Lee

Matt Fryatt (left) is outmuscled by Peterborough's Charlie Lee as Leicester City suffered a rare bad day in the 2-0 defeat in late March

Lloyd Dyer evades a tackle

Winger Lloyd Dyer was at his mesmeric best in the dramatic last-gasp win over play-off chasing Leeds United

Matt Fryatt shoots for goal

Matt Fryatt was denied a second-half goal against fellow promotion hopefuls Leeds United by Liam Dickinson's last-ditch block

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson (left) and Leeds manager Simon Grayson

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson and Leeds United counterpart Simon Grayson had a tense end-of-season promotion tussle

Steve Howard

Steve Howard scored a towering injury-time winner against Leeds United - a win which all but secured promotion

Nigel Pearson (left) and Max-Alain Gradel enjoy the win over Leeds

Boss Nigel Pearson and midfielder Max-Alain Gradel savour the moment after the thrilling victory over play-off chasing Leeds

Matt Fryatt

Matt Fryatt coolly slid home his penalty to put the Foxes 1-0 up and on the way to a promotion-clinching victory at Southend

Matt Fryatt (r)

Delighted Leicester players realised Matt Fryatt's second goal would be good enough and celebrated accordingly

David Stockdale (l) and Matt Fryatt

Matt Fryatt's double were his 30th and 31st goals of the season and ensured an immediate return to the Championship

Leicester fans at Southend's Roots Hall created a carnival atmosphere

Leicester fans created a carnival atmosphere at Roots Hall and helped the team erase the memories of a tough few years

Leicester City's revel in their title success on the Roots Hall pitch

Leicester City's players revelled in their title success after the impressive 2-0 victory on the Essex coast

Milan Mandaric (l) and Nigel Pearson

Milan Mandaric, who vowed to stay on as chairman despite relegation, never wavered in his support for boss Nigel Pearson



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see also
Southend 0-2 Leicester
18 Apr 09 |  League One
Leicester 1-0 Leeds
13 Apr 09 |  League One
Pearson confident despite slump
06 Apr 09 |  Leicester
Mandaric praises Pearson's work
27 Jan 09 |  Leicester
Fryatt signs new deal with Foxes
23 Dec 08 |  Leicester
Bristol Rovers 0-1 Leicester
21 Feb 09 |  League One
We will back Pearson - Mandaric
20 Feb 09 |  Leicester
Leicester suffer Cleverley blow
26 Mar 09 |  Leicester
Leicester 4-0 Cheltenham
07 Mar 09 |  League One
MK Dons 2-2 Leicester
28 Feb 09 |  League One
Howard 'happy to do dirty work'
01 Dec 08 |  Leicester
Hobbs relishing Leicester chance
28 Jul 08 |  Leicester


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