Leicester crowned Premier League champions after dramatic night at Stamford Bridge

By: William O’Toole

What started out as a dream, has now became a reality after Leicester City have sensationally been crowned Premier League Champions this evening.

The Foxes needed just another win from their remaining two games to lift the title but a late equaliser for Chelsea against Spurs sealed the deal for Claudio Ranieri’s men.

Spurs needed to take three points off Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening in order to keep their dreams alive and they made the perfect start when they took the lead thanks to Harry Kane 35 minutes in.

They extended their lead a minute before half-time thanks to Son Heung-Min and it looked like Leicester were going to have to wait a bit longer to crack open the champagne.

Chelsea came out for the second half fired up and in true derby fashion they began to put Spurs under increasing pressure.

Gary Cahill pulled one back for the Blues in the 58th minute and that put Spurs on the back foot as the pressure began to tell for the North London side.

Tempers boiled over on a few occasions after that and a goal from Eden Hazzard in the 83rd minute ended Spurs title hopes and sealed a remarkable first Premier League title for the Foxes.

It has been a remarkable season for Leicester, a team that not long ago were fighting relegation and started this season at odds of  5,000/1 to lift the title.

Right from the very start of the season they have showed a team spirit, that many pundits have argued has been missing from soccer for a long time.

Some great performances from Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, defenders Morgan and Danny Simpson and midfielders N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater helped the Foxes keep up the pace for the season after many raised doubts about whether they would be able to get over the finishing line.

It will also be an emotional victory for Claudio Ranieri, who came so close to winning the league in 2004, and it is perhaps ironic that his former club helped him to that victory.

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