7 Apr 2014

Leceister City back in English Premier League

7:00 pm on 7 April 2014

The All Whites striker Chris Wood will join West Ham's Winston Reid in English football's Premier League next season, after Wood's Leicester City club returned to the top flight for the first time since 2004.

That came after Queen's Park Rangers and Derby County both lost on the weekend in key Championship clashes.

QPR lost to Bournemouth 2-1 while Derby went down 1-0 to Middlesbrough, meaning neither side can overhaul Leceister City.

Reid's been the sole New Zealander in the English first division since his predecessor as captain, Ryan Nelsen, quit QPR to coach Toronto in America's Major League Soccer a season and a half ago.

Leicester, who beat Sheffield Wednesday last week, now have 89 points from 40 matches and are guaranteed to finish in the top two automatic promotion positions, with six games remaining.

Leicester lead second-placed Burnley by nine points.