Leicester City – Champions, who’d have thought of that in August?
Leicester City were confirmed the Premier League Champions after Tottenham and Chelsea drew 2-2. The Premier League title goes down as one of the greatest sporting stories of all time. People have been interested in it from all around the world with many celebrities from across the pond talking about Leicester in the same breath as Liverpool, Manchester Utd and Arsenal – Leicester has firmly been put on the map.
Leicester started the campaign as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title after almost being relegated last season, they had a simply superb season, losing just three league games in what has been described as a “fairytale” and the “most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport”. Something that many believed would never happen again after the Blackburn Rovers victory thanks to SAS.
Gary Lineker – ‘Mr Leicester’
Former Leicester, Everton and England striker Gary Lineker described his hometown team’s achievement as “the biggest sporting shock of my lifetime”.
The Match of the Day presenter had suggested the Leicester players were on the “edge of sporting immortality” last month.
“I can’t think of anything that surpasses it in sporting history. It is difficult to put over in words.”
“I got emotional. It was hard to breathe. I was a season ticket holder from the age of seven. This is actually impossible.”
Leicester City’s challengers Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and last year’s champions Chelsea, have all failed to match the Foxes’ consistency across the season.