In what will go down as arguably the greatest achievement in sport, Leicester City have been crowned Premier League champions.
From 5000-1 outsiders after almost being relegated in 2014-15, Leicester remarkably sealed the title thanks to Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at home to second-placed Tottenham on Monday.
Leicester – seven points clear atop the table with two matches remaining – upstaged cashed-up Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United to etch their names into footballing folklore.
And the plaudits followed late on Monday as past and present players, as well as clubs across the globe, joined in the celebrations with Claudio Ranieri’s men.
Leicester City have won the Premier League. The biggest sporting shock of my lifetime, and it’s only my team.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 2, 2016
Congrats to Leceister City FC. What an achievement….financial muscle, depth of squad, experience…all way behind the so called big boys!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 2, 2016
Greatest achievement in British sport , congratulations LEICESTER CITY PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) May 2, 2016
BREAKING. Leicester City are Champions of England !!
The 24th club to win the English title.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 2, 2016
— Lothar Matthäus (@LMatthaeus10) May 2, 2016
— Maty Ryan (@MatyRyan) May 2, 2016