Leicester seal Championship crown with win at Preston

Leicester City cruised to the Championship title with a 3-0 victory at mid-table Preston North End on Monday.

A goal in each half from Jamie Vardy plus one from Kasey McAteer in the 67th minute sealed the points for the Foxes, who had already secured promotion to the Premier League last week, returning to the top tier after one season.

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Leicester have 97 points, seven ahead of Leeds United in second -- with both sides having one game left -- and third-placed Ipswich Town, who have two matches remaining.

Preston remain 10th with 63 points.

The return to the top flight for Leicester comes just one year after relegation to the second-tier championship for the Midlands side. They won an improbable Premier League title in 2016 under manager Claudio Ranieri, riding a hot start and prolific goal scoring from Jamie Vardy to finish 10 points ahead of second-placed Arsenal.