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May 16, 2015

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Leicester made sure of staying in the Premier League by drawing 0-0 with Sunderland on Saturday, completing a remarkable escape act after spending most of the season at the bottom of the standings.

The point puts Leicester four points ahead of Hull with one round left to play, after Nigel Pearson's team won six of its previous seven games to climb off bottom place.

Sunderland still needs a point to ensure another season in the top flight but has two games left to play. It will be guaranteed survival if Hull fails to beat Manchester United in the last round.

Leicester has 38 points from 37 games — with half of them coming in the last eight rounds.

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