Leicester's Premier League title win sparks wild celebrations

Leicester City fans celebrate their team winning the English Premier League outside the home of player Jamie Vardy in Melton Mowbray © Darren Staples
You win your first top flight title in 132 years and you have a quiet celebration with a few friends?

Not if you're Jamie Vardy and Leicester City you don't!

Eden Hazard's stunning equalizer for Chelsea in the 83rd minute of a pulsating game against Spurs handed City the Premier League crown and sparked wild celebrations in Vardy's house.

The Leicester team had gathered to watch the game hoping Chelsea could lend them a helping hand to seal their first-ever title victory.

The ensuing celebrations mirrored those of Leicester’s fans, who partied well into the early hours of the morning.

Leicester's success is probably the biggest sporting underdog story of all time, with their 5,000/1 odds at the start of the season the largest odds ever to go on and taste victory.

The United States ice hockey team's success at the 1980 Winter Olympics – subsequently dubbed the “Miracle on Ice” – saw them enter the tournament as 1,000/1 outsiders before going on to claim gold against the mighty Soviet Union team.

Other notable shock winners have included the New York Mets World Series triumph in 1969, the St Louis Rams' 1999 success in the NFL Super Bowl and Greece emerging victorious at the UEFA European Championships in 2004.

However, none of these can match Leicester's odds when they started the current campaign.

The city of Leicester had further cause for celebration after Mark Selby defeated China's Ding Junhui 18-14 to claim the world snooker championship for the second time.

Selby, who is a massive fan of the Foxes, secured his victory just five minutes after Leicester City’s title win was confirmed.

He said: "To be Premier League champions is a fantastic achievement and I want to say well done to Claudio Ranieri and the boys."

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