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Leicester City become champions of England, win Premier League title after Spurs draw

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 May 2016, 13:14 IST

Leicester City, a small club from central England that started the season at 5000-1 odds of winning the prestigious English Premier League title, created history by clinching the trophy after Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 1-1 draw by Chelsea in their league clash at Stamford Bridge, making it mathematically impossible for them to win the title.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane put his side ahead in the 35th minute of the match before they doubled their lead through Son Heung-min just one minute prior to half-time.

But, Chelsea staged a spirited fight back in the second half with defender Gary Cahill scoring a goal in the 58th minute, followed by substitute Eden Hazard's equalizer to give Leicester their first win in the club's 132-year history.

After Leicester were held to a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the Old Trafford, Tottenham's only chance to seal their first title since 1961 was to win their final three games of the season.

But Guus Hiddink's side ensured that they dented Tottenham's dream of their maiden title by holding them to a frustrated draw.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, however, was not able to join his team in their celebrations as he had gone to meet his 96-year-old mother, Renata.

Leicester will play their next match against Everton on Saturday.

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First published: 7 May 2016, 13:14 IST
 
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