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LEICESTER CITY WIN THE PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE


The Foxes, a pre-season favourite for
relegation, have achieved one of the most
unlikely feats in English football history with
their first ever top-flight title

Leicester City have won the Premier League
title to cap a fairytale season in English
football, with Tottenham's failure to beat
defending champions Chelsea meaning the
Foxes can no longer be caught.

Claudio Ranieri's men could have been
crowned on Sunday when they faced
Manchester United at Old Trafford, but their
celebrations were delayed a 1-1 draw with
Louis van Gaal's team.

However, the Foxes are now champions after
Monday night's 2-2 scoreline at Stamford
Bridge, having started the 2015-16 as one
of the bookmakers' favourites for relegation
with 5,000-1 title odds.

After narrowly avoiding the drop last season
with a run of seven wins from their
remaining nine games, Leicester continued
that form into the new campaign with just
three defeats all season.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and
Manchester United - considered the most
likely title contenders - all suffered
inconsistent form to leave Leicester and
Tottenham to fight for the title.

The Foxes have not been lower than second
place since October and have held on to first
place consistently since January, holding off
a spirited challenge by Spurs to clinch their
maiden title.

Last Monday's 1-1 draw for Tottenham
against West Brom brought Leicester to within
three points of sealing their unlikely win, but
Spurs' collapse at Stamford Bridge settled
the season with two matches to play.