Leicester clinched the Championship title with two games to go following a narrow victory at Bolton.

Andy King and Riyad Mahrez went close early on for the long-time leaders as Nigel Pearson's men dominated.

Bolton almost took the lead after the break but striker Lukas Jutkiewicz was denied by keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Lloyd Dyer's second-half goal proved decisive, the Foxes midfielder cutting in to find the net from distance with 25 minutes left.

And Leicester, who registered 20 shots on goal to Bolton's 12, deservedly recorded a 13th away win of the season in front of their 2,000 travelling fans.

Flying Foxes

  • Leicester remain on course to break the 100-point barrier - they can reach 102 by winning their final two games.
  • Manager Nigel Pearson has guided the club back into the top-flight for the first time in a decade.
  • Their tally of 13 away wins is the best in the Championship this season.

They should have won with something to spare, as the influential Danny Drinkwater and Ritchie De Laet both tested keeper Adam Bogdan.

And they had strong penalty appeals turned down when Tim Ream blocked a shot from Anthony Knockaert as the visitors pressed for the opening goal.

Bolton came more into the contest in the second half, striker Jutkiewicz seeing his effort saved by Schmeichel as the hosts enjoyed their best spell.

But it only succeeded in galvanising the visitors - Dyer using his pace to find the net with a powerful shot after cutting in from the left.

Bolton pressed for an equaliser but could not find a way through as Leicester moved seven points clear of second-placed Burnley.

It is now just one defeat in 20 games for Premier League-bound City, who travel to Huddersfield on Saturday boasting the Championship's best away record.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson:

"It was nice to win it ourselves, especially having gained promotion when we didn't play.

"I think it was nicer for the players to get us over the line tonight in terms of winning the league.

"It was great to be able to finish off the season well and we've got to 96 points, which is a really good total with two games to go, and I want the players to go on and try and get as many points as possible now."

Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman:

"I'm building a team that is committed and is going to put their bodies on the line for the cause. You can start to see that in the second half of the season with our points tally.

"Leicester have done it in a way that I would like to copy with young, hungry players.

"They went and bought their players for a significant amount of money; we are going to have to find them a little bit rougher and polish them up."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 33 White (Beckford - 45' )
  • 05 Ream
  • 04 Mills
  • 12 Knight
  • 31 Wheater
  • 11 Hall (Kellett - 71' )
  • 17 Trotter
  • 29 Jutkiewicz
  • 06 Spearing
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong (Lester - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Beckford
  • 24 Lonergan
  • 30 Robinson
  • 39 Lester
  • 41 Threlkeld
  • 43 Kellett
  • 46 Iliev

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 de Laet
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 08 James
  • 27 Wasilewski
  • 05 Morgan
  • 26 Mahrez (Dyer - 57' )
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 35 Nugent
  • 10 King (Wood - 56' )
  • 24 Knockaert (Hammond - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Hammond
  • 11 Dyer
  • 18 Moore
  • 22 Taylor-Fletcher
  • 25 Logan
  • 28 Phillips
  • 39 Wood
Ref: David Webb
Att: 16,569

Match Stats

Shots

12 20

On target

4 7

Corners

5 13

Fouls

5 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 1.

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 1.

90:00 +0:27

Attempt missed. Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

88:25

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

88:25

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:20

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Mills with a cross.

81:39

Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).

81:39

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

79:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Dean Hammond replaces Anthony Knockaert.

79:13

Delay in match Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

78:41

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew James.

76:36

Chris Wood (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:36

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

76:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Lester replaces Lee Chung-Yong.

75:02

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

75:02

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:45

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

74:23

Attempt saved. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Zat Knight with a headed pass.

73:58

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.

72:09

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

71:23

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Zat Knight.

70:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Andy Kellett replaces Robert Hall.

69:34

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

69:33

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

68:50

Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater.

66:57

Attempt missed. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

66:41

Attempt blocked. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Nugent.

65:25

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a headed pass.

64:47

Attempt missed. Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross following a corner.

64:16

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.

63:50

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

61:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 1. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Wood.

61:23

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

60:42

Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:42

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

58:34

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

57:02

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Liam Trotter.

56:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Lloyd Dyer replaces Riyad Mahrez.

55:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Chris Wood replaces Andy King.

54:43

Offside, Leicester City. Ritchie de Laet tries a through ball, but Anthony Knockaert is caught offside.

54:17

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

52:53

Attempt blocked. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

51:56

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

51:53

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew James.

50:26

Attempt blocked. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

48:49

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

48:49

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:12

Attempt missed. David Nugent (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ritchie de Laet.

45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jermaine Beckford replaces Hayden White.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Leicester City 0.

43:36

Attempt saved. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

42:40

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Zat Knight.

42:10

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

41:18

Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater.

40:37

Attempt saved. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.

33:37

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by David Wheater.

33:32

Attempt blocked. Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy King.

33:11

Attempt blocked. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Konchesky.

30:31

Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:31

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

27:27

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matthew Mills tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

24:26

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

21:02

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.

20:29

Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater.

19:49

Attempt missed. David Nugent (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez with a cross.

16:46

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

15:15

Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:15

Foul by Hayden White (Bolton Wanderers).

13:36

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

13:34

Attempt saved. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

11:59

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

10:43

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

10:43

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:53

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Trotter.

6:30

Foul by Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City).

6:30

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:28

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Lee Chung-Yong.

4:59

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by David Wheater.

4:29

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

4:26

Attempt blocked. Andy King (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.

4:21

Attempt missed. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Nugent.

1:05

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

0:31

David Nugent (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:31

Foul by Hayden White (Bolton Wanderers).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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