On This Day: Brighton win seals promotion back to the Premier League
Leicester celebrate promotion back to the Premier League | Photo: Getty/ Mike Finn Kelcey

Today's 'On This Day' looks at two vital wins as Leicester City won promotion back to the Premier League whilst they also notched victories towards the end of the 2007/08 and 2013/14 seasons.

Immediate Promotion

The Foxes needed just a win against Brighton Hove & Albion at the Walkers Stadium back in 2003 to earn promotion.

It was secured in the first-half when Muzzy Izzet and Jordan Stewart netted past Dave Beasant.

In front of 31,909, Leicester confirmed promotion back to the Premier League on the first attempt.

Brighton, on the other hand, faced relegation following the defeat. Despite not losing from their final three games, the Seagulls dropped into the third tier.

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Priceless Win

In a change of fortunes from the Brighton game, Leicester travelled to Barnsley needing all three points in their battle against relegation from the Championship in 2008.

After a 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United and being held to a 1-1 draw against Colchester United, victory was a must at Oakwell.

Despite being under pressure from kick-off, Leicester netted the winner through Iain Hume

The striker tapped in Barry Hayles' cross to score his 10th goal of the season and add a glimmer of hope for the Foxes ahead of their games against Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City.

One step closer

Seven years later, QPR travelled to the King Power Stadium, hoping to secure their play-off spot and deny the Foxes the Championship title.

However, David Nugent's 68th-minute strike past Rob Green was the difference and put the club one step closer to being crowned champions.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto was dismissed for two yellow-cards with 10 minutes remaining, giving QPR little chance of a comeback.

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