On This Day: Leicester see off Southend to secure promotion back to the Championship
Leicester celebrate their promotion against Southend | Photo: Getty/ Dean Mouhtaropolous

Today's instalment of our 'On This Day', we on a memorable few fixtures for Leicester City.

With the Arsenal trip, that was scheduled for today, cancelled, here is you Foxes fans opportunity for your daily Leicester City dose which includes a 2-0 victory over Southend United in 2009 and a spirited draw with Atletico Madrid.

Roots Hall Party

After suffering a 2-0 defeat to Peterborough United four games earlier, Leicester responded with victories over Hereford United and Leeds United to edge closer to promotion.

The 1-0 victory over Leeds meant victory at Southend United would confirm an immediate return to the Championship.

Despite creating the better chances throughout the game, Southend couldn't spoil Leicester's party.

Fryatt at the double

The deadlock was broken on the hour when Clive Penton awarded a penalty to the visitors after the ball bounced off Simon Francis' hand.

Matty Fryatt fired in his spot-kick with no hesistation, sending Steve Mildenhall the wrong way. 

Nine minutes later, Fryatt made sure of the three points and the title when he headed home from close range after Lloyd Dyer's free-kick smashed the crossbar.

Three in a row

Meanwhile, back in 2015, Swansea City travelled to the King Power Stadium, unbeaten in three games.

Revitalised Leicester took the lead after 15 minutes when Leonardo Ulloa sliced the ball past Łukasz Fabiański following Wes Morgan's knockdown.

Kasper Schmeichel maintained his clean sheet by denying Nelson Oliveira, in Swansea's only clear cut chance of the afternoon.

The home fans chants of 'we are staying up' increased when Andy King tapped in after Fabiański parried Esteban Cambiasso's free-kick.

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Spirited second-leg clash

To end today's 'On This Day', the Foxes' Champions League adventure also came to an end.

After losing 1-0 in Spain a week earlier, Atletico Madrid provided Leicester with a mountain to climb when Saul Niguez headed past Schmeichel.

Jamie Vardy equalised on the night in the second half and were unlucky in several penalty-box scrambles - the goal being Atletico's third conceded goal in their previous 10 games. 

Throughout the second-half, Leicester had 17 shots at the Spanish teams' goal, whilst Atletico only had two.

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