Leicester City’s fairytale run to the English Premier League title reached its dramatic climax yesterday after beating Everton 3-1 at the King Power stadium to lift the trophy for the first time in their 132 year history in top flight football.
Celebrations officially kicked off on Monday after their closets contender Tottenham Hotspurs failed to beat Chelsea in a match that would have prolonged the fight or at least delayed it for another week. The game however, ended 2-2 after Chelsea came from a 2 goal deficit with Eden Hazard equalizing in dramatic fashion in the dying minutes at Stanford Bridge to spark wild celebrations in Leicester.
The celebrations that went on throughout the week could not however, deter the determination of the team that has defied all odds to emerge champions with a meagre budget due to sheer determination, team work and discipline that kept the team focussed throughout the season.
So yesterday the team celebrated with the world when fantastic captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri jointly lifted the Premier League trophy as they completed the journey from relegation battlers and 5,000-1 outsiders to champions in the space of 12 months.
There were carnivals of celebrations with tears of joy rolling freely on the faces of excited fans at the Power Stadium and all over the world with millions following proceedings on Television screens as Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, blind since the age of 12, was accompanied by fellow countryman Ranieri who tried to control his emotions to the pitch 30 minutes before kick-off to fulfil a promise to perform at the King Power Stadium if Leicester became champions.
This could arguably go down as the biggest achievement and upset in sporting history. Congratulations to the Foxes!