Champions of England!


May 03, 2016
Leicester City fans react in Hogarths public house in Leicester, central England, after Chelsea's Eden Hazard scored the equalising goal against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday. The 2-2 draw handed English Premier League leaders Leicester City an insurmountable seven-point lead over Tottenham with two games remaining.
Leicester City's captain, Wes Morgan, celebrates after scoring against Manchester United in the English Premier League. The match ended ina 1-1 draw.

Wes Morgan first Reggae Boy to win English Premier League title

Wes Morgan, the Leicester City captain, created history yesterday when he became the first Jamaican international player to win the English Premier League title.

Leicester City completed one of the greatest-ever sporting achievements yesterday when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the Premier League for the first time.

According to an Associated Press report out of London, the Leicester players were crowded around a television inside top-scorer Jamie Vardy's house as they were handed the title by closest challengers Tottenham being held to a 2-2 draw by deposed

champions Chelsea.

With an insurmountable seven-point lead over Tottenham with two games remaining, Leicester are champions of England for the first time in their 132-year history.

"Champions! Champions! Ole! Ole! Ole!" the jubilant Leicester players sang as they jumped up and down with their arms on each other's shoulders inside Vardy's house.

"Nobody believed we could do it, but here we are - Premier League champions and deservedly so," captain Morgan said. "I've never known a spirit like the one between these boys, we're like brothers.

"People saw it last season when everyone expected us to be relegated, but we fought back to prove people wrong," Morgan said. "This season's been a continuation of that. We've built on the momentum, but I don't think anyone believed it would come to this."

Leicester will collect the trophy on Saturday when they host Everton. Leicester had not even finished higher than second since 1929.

Chelsea's draw also ensured Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri became a league title winner for the first time in his career, 12 years after the 64-year-old Italian was fired by the Blues.

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