Leicester City In The 21st Century: 2014/15
A record signing
Leo Ulloa, who'd been a thorn in Leicester City's side in the Championship, joined the Club on 22 July, 2014 from Brighton & Hove Albion as Nigel Pearson's plans for the Premier League campaign gathered pace.
A pre-season get-away
The Foxes headed to Austria during pre-season to build essential fitness ahead of the Club's first top-flight season in 10 years.
An opening day draw
A fraught encounter with Premier League regulars Everton ended in a 2-2 draw on the first day of 2014/15 as Chris Wood netted a late equaliser for the Foxes at King Power Stadium.
A prestige signing
On 28 August, 2014, Leicester City made headlines with the free transfer of Argentina legend Esteban Cambiasso following his trophy-laden 10-year spell at Inter Milan.
Up and running
Following a loss at Chelsea and a 1-1 home draw with Arsenal, the Foxes registered their first win of the season at Stoke City on 13 September, 2014, courtesy of Leo Ulloa's solitary strike.
City's top-flight squad
Leicester were boosted by the arrivals of Marc Albrighton, Matthew Upson, Ben Hamer, Jack Barmby, Leo Ulloa, Esteban Cambiasso and Tom Lawrence by the time the Club's official team photograph was taken.
Shocking the Red Devils
There was a real Premier League epic on 21 September, 2014, as the Foxes came back from 3-1 down to beat Louis van Gaal's star-studded Manchester United side 5-3 on Filbert Way. After goals from Leo Ulloa and David Nugent, Esteban Cambiasso's first strike for the Club made it 3-3, before Ulloa again and Jamie Vardy wrapped up a stunning victory.
A difficult run
The Foxes, though, would endure a 13-game run without a victory, planting them to the bottom of the table and lasting between mid-September and late December.
Back to winning ways
City finally had reason to celebrate on 28 December, 2014, as Riyad Mahrez's low effort from distance sealed a slender 1-0 success over Hull City at KCOM Stadium.
That success in East Yorkshire was followed by an admirable 2-2 draw at Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool, before a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa, thanks to an effort from Paul Konchesky, on 10 January, 2015.
Mark Schwarzer and Andrej Kramarić signed full-time deals at the Club in January from Chelsea and Rijeka respectively as Nigel Pearson looked to add to his squad.
Winning in the capital
After falling to Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup Second Round earlier on in the season, Leicester delivered a better showing in the FA Cup, beating Newcastle United and then Tottenham Hotspur, on 24 January, 2015, to reach the fifth round. However, the Foxes would later exit the competition against Aston Villa.
A key loan signing
The capture of Robert Huth on loan from Stoke City on 2 February, 2015 would prove to be a big turning point in City's season as the German brought experience to Nigel Pearson's squad.
Richard III rests in peace
After the discovery of the last Plantagenet king of England, Richard III, in a car park in Leicester, the former monarch's remains were laid to rest in a dignified service at Leicester Cathedral in March. While on the face of it unlinked to Leicester City's fortunes, some would come to wonder whether divine intervention was at play...
Leicester's King starts a comeback
On 4 April, 2015, Andy King struck late on to register Leicester City's first Premier League win since early January - against West Ham United - to kick-start the Foxes' efforts to make a late dash for top-flight survival.
A helter-skelter clash with West Bromwich Albion, meanwhile, ended with Jamie Vardy hitting a 91st-minute winner in a 3-2 success at The Hawthorns in City's second successive win.
Four wins on the spin
Following a third win in a row over Swansea City, the Foxes headed to Burnley on 25 April, 2015. Less than 60 seconds after Matty Taylor's missed penalty for the Clarets, Jamie Vardy bundled in a close-range finish at the other end, registering yet another win for Leicester.
Recognition for Pearson
Despite ending April with a loss to champions elect Chelsea, Nigel Pearson was rewarded for masterminding four wins in a row with the Premier League Manager of the Month award.
The Great Escape
Two more victories, over Newcastle United and Swansea City came next for the Foxes, who confirmed their Premier League status with a 0-0 draw at Sunderland on 16 May, 2015. Despite being bottom in March, it was now possible for City to secure a mid-table finish in the top-flight.
End of season awards
Esteban Cambiasso scooped the Club's Player of the Season prize at Leicester City's End of Season Dinner in early May. Jeff Schlupp, meanwhile, bagged a brace of awards - Young Player and Players' Player of the Year - while David Nugent's half-volley at Liverpool in January won him the Goal of the Season prize.
Signing off in 2014/15
Esteban Cambiasso scored his final goal in Leicester's colours as Nigel Pearson's men wrapped up the 2014/15 Premier League season with a 5-1 triumph over Queens Park Rangers, securing a 14th-placed finish. Jamie Vardy, newly called up by England, Marc Albrighton, Leo Ulloa and Andrej Kramarić got the others.