Leicester Beat Norwich To Revive Premier League Promotion Bid

Leicester revived their bid for automatic promotion to the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Norwich at home on Monday.

Victory at the King Power Stadium propelled the Foxes back to the top of English football’s second-tier Championship, albeit only for a few hours, before promotion rivals Ipswich and Leeds clash later in the day.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Stephy Mavididi, and Jamie Vardy scored to help Leicester complete a comeback after Norwich took the lead through Gabriel Sara’s fourth goal in as many games.

Leicester had led the standings for much of the season, but Monday’s victory was only their third in eight Championship games.

Only the top two clubs at the end of the regular season are guaranteed immediate promotion to the Premier League, with Leicester now one point ahead of second-placed Ipswich and two ahead of Leeds, who are presently third.

Norwich’s defeat left them in sixth place, still in contention for the post-season play-offs, which will determine which club receives the third and final promotion slot.

Sara scored from a corner in the 20th minute, giving the Canaries hope for the day.

However, Dewsbury-Hall’s first goal since January drew Leicester level 13 minutes later, as the Foxes gradually took control of the game.

Mavididi made it 2-1 just after the hour mark with a fine curling shot into the far corner, before former England striker Vardy, one of the stars of Leicester’s surprise Premier League title triumph eight years ago, sealed the victory in stoppage time with a powerful strike after Harry Winks’ initial effort was blocked.

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