Leicester City are champions of England. They, in the the most incredible, unbelievable, fantastic, crazy, mind-boggling, poetic way, have won the the Premier League.
Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur — all the big wigs of the league, with their big bucks, were not just matched by the unlikeliest of victors, they were beaten by them. Thoroughly. In every aspect.
The world and us will be writing on this, discussing this for weeks to come. Football pundits, fans, bookies will be scratching their heads whenever the 2015-16 season of the Premier League is brought up in conversation. But the conversation will also bring smiles on football fans. For the fairytale Leicester story has captured our imagination and our attention. It has triggered a world football party, and everyone is celebrating the underdog's ultimate triumph in unison.
But what about the underdogs themselves? Well, since it was game where they weren't even involved that won them the league, Leicester City players got together to watch the Chelsea-Tottenham game at the Foxes' talismanic striker Jamie Vardy's place.
Yes, Jamie Vardy literally had a party, at his place with his teammates. And Leicester defender Christian Fuchs uploaded the recording of the moment Leicester City became champions on Twitter, the moment Chelsea-Tottenham came to halt at 2-2. Delirium, madness, euphoria, party! See for yourself what happened.
— Christian Fuchs (@FuchsOfficial) May 2, 2016
What a party it was. And it has only begun, the party will continue for weeks to come as Leicester bring home the trophy after their coronation. Even Leicester fans gathered outside Vardy's house to celebrate the historic league win. And it wasn't just Fuchs recording the celebrations. Foxes' captain Wes Morgan too uploaded a video on Twitter of the madness that ensued in the house.
— Wes Morgan (@Wes5L1nk) May 2, 2016
Words will inevitably fail to do justice to what Leicester have achieved. Let's just say the party will go on.
Leicester City had a chance to win the title at Old Trafford against Manchester United on Sunday. They needed a win to be crowned champions, but were held to a 1-1 draw. The onus then was on second-placed Tottenham to win at Stamford Bridge, something they have never done in the Premier League, to still have a chance to win the title. Even a draw would make it mathematically impossible to catch up to league-leaders Leicester. After going 2-0 ahead, Tottenham lost the battle of nerves and let Chelsea score twice, with the 82nd-minute equaliser scored by Eden Hazard sealing Leicester City's fate and triggering wild celebrations among players and fans alike.
Published Date: May 03, 2016 12:34 pm | Updated Date: May 03, 2016 12:34 pm