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Five Years Ago Today, Leicester City Were Crowned Premier League Champions In Ultimate Fairytale Story

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Five Years Ago Today, Leicester City Were Crowned Premier League Champions In Ultimate Fairytale Story

Five years ago today, Leicester City were crowned Premier League champions in of football's greatest miracles.

Under the experienced Claudio Ranieri and with a squad that was playing in the Championship two seasons prior, the club defied 5000/1 odds to become champions of England for the first time in their 132- year history.

The likes of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez ,N'Golo Kante, Kasper Schmeichel, Danny Drinkwater, Wes Morgan and Robert Huth all produced stellar seasons in the fairytale campaign in 2015/16.

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The Foxes secured the title with two games to spare after Chelsea came from 2-0 down to hold Spurs to a 2-2 draw in 'the Battle of the Bridge' - one of the dirtiest games in Premier League history.

Eden Hazard came off the bench to score the goal that handed Leicester the title and the whole squad celebrated wildly whilst watching in Vardy's living room.

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Leicester amassed 81 points and finished 10 clear of second-placed Arsenal, losing just three games in the league that season.

For their title party at the King Power Stadium, Leicester had Ranieri introduce his compatriot and opera legend Andrea Bocelli, who belted out Nessun Dorma and Con to Partiro in emotional but wonderful pre-match scenes.

Former Leicester player and staunch supporter Gary Lineker went on to present the first Match of the Day of the following season in his pants for a bet.

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Ranieri ended up getting sacked the following season after performance levels dropped off but the fact remains that you will struggle to find a better underdog story in football.

Dilly ding, dilly dong.

Topics: Leicester City, Claudio Ranieri, Football, Premier League

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