In what will go down as arguably the greatest achievement in the history of sport, Leicester City on Monday was crowned Premier League champions.
From 5,000-to-1 outsiders after almost being relegated from the league in 2014-15, Leicester remarkably sealed the title thanks to Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at home to second-placed Tottenham.
Leicester — seven points clear atop league standings 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 quickly from players past and present, 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