Champions Leicester secured their 30th win of the Sky Bet Championship season and closed on 100 points with a 2-0 success at Huddersfield.
Former Terrier Gary Taylor-Fletcher lit up a low-key end-of-season match with a classy first-half strike and skipper Wes Morgan tapped in unmarked from a corner on 75 minutes as Nigel Pearson’s side moved within a point of three figures.
Taylor-Fletcher was denied a second goal on 50 minutes when Adam Clayton cleared. Town midfielder Clayton sported a beard dyed blue and white, having raised £3,000 for the Huddersfield Town Foundation by growing his whiskers since last year. The charity helps improve the quality of life for young people in the community.
Huddersfield boss Mark Robins said he would have liked to have seen more from his players.
He said: “We were all right box to box but in the final third we didn’t do enough.
“Having said that we were playing the champions who look like a Premier League outfit now. They have done unbelievably well.”
Town chairman Dean Hoyle said in his programme notes that he thought the team had “under achieved” this season.
Robins said: “I have to share that view. Dean is talking as a supporter and wants the best for the club.
“He also says we have to work smarter because we don’t have unlimited resources.
“That means we have to bring players through and that means inconsistencies and challenges.
“The disappointing thing is that 10 or 15 games ago (we) were closer to the top than the bottom.
“We want to be better but the remit for this season was to embed a style of play and bring youngsters through.
“Next season we have got to be challenging higher up the league.”