Leicester City have clinched the top position in the Premier League, capping off an incredible rise to the top of English football. Heading into Monday, Leicester players could only watch as Tottenham tried to keep their own title dreams against Chelsea.
So the players gathered at Jamie Vardy’s house, and celebrated together as Spurs blew a 2-0 lead to give the title to Leicester. Christian Fuchs captured the celebration for us all on Twitter, and the team had another mock-trophy raising in front of the television shortly after.
The celebration has only begun. Leicester will officially raise the trophy Saturday, when the Foxes host Everton at King Power Stadium.
Around Leicester, the celebrations have already begun. Fans crowded into pubs to watch Tottenham draw Chelsea, and reacted predictably when they were crowned champions:
On the streets, fans are already celebrating around the stadium:
Estimated at 5000-1 underdogs at the beginning of the season, Leicester were near the top of the standings for most of the 2016 campaign. After narrowly escaping relegation last season, Leicester have lost just three times all season, including only one defeat at the KP. With a defensive mindset transitioning to attack, the club recorded seven 1-0 victories.
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