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Leicester City win Premier League title after Tottenham draw at Chelsea: BBC

Leicester City have won the Premier League title in one of the greatest sporting stories of all time after a Tottenham`s 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday confirmed a stunning achievement for Claudio Ranieri`s side, BBC News reported.
Leicester started the campaign as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title after almost being relegated last season, according to BBC News.
But they have lost just three league games in what has been described as a ”fairytale” and the ”most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport”.
Closest challengers Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and last year`s champions Chelsea, have all failed to match the Foxes` consistency across the season.
After Leicester drew 1-1 at Manchester United on Sunday, Tottenham needed to win all three of their remaining league games to catch the Foxes.
But their title hopes were ended when they squandered a 2-0 lead to only draw at London rivals Chelsea.
Match of the Day pundit and former Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and England striker Alan Shearer said Leicester`s achievement was ”the biggest thing ever in football.”
Shearer, who won the Premier League in 1995 with underdogs Blackburn, told BBC Sport: ”For a team like Leicester to come and take the giants on with their wealth and experience – not only take them on but to beat them – I think it`s the biggest thing to happen in football.”
Gianni Infantino, president of football`s world governing body FIFA, said Leicester`s ”beautiful story” was a ”fairytale.”


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