Back In The Big Time – When City Ended Their Top-Flight Exile
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As Leicester City approached the 2013/14 campaign, there was little certainty about how the Foxes would fare after the circumstances of May. On former manager Nigel Pearson's birthday (21 August), we recall that memorable season.
The impact of Troy Deeney's right boot - scoring a last-minute winner in the Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals in extraordinary scenes at Vicarage Road - had left a real, emotional mark on City.
Their dreams of returning to the Premier League had been dashed in the most dramatic circumstances imaginable. Leicester's response was to keep the squad - and the management team - together.