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Leicester City Lifts Premier League Title After Spurs Draw

LONDON, Sporting Alert – Leicester City can now celebrate being the English Premier League champions after Tottenham failed to beat Chelsea in Monday Night Football.

The Foxes, who were 5,000/1 outsiders at the start of the season, have a seven point cushion at the top of the EPL standings, and even though there are still two games remaining, they cannot be caught by any of the teams below them.

Speaking to LCFC.com, captain and defender Wes Morgan said: “It’s the best feeling of my career and I couldn’t be prouder that it’s as part of this team.

“Everyone’s worked so hard for this, nobody believed we could do it, but here we are, Premier League champions and deservedly so.

“I’ve never known a spirit like the one between these boys, we’re like brothers. People saw it last season when everyone expected us to be relegated, but we fought back to prove people wrong. This season’s been a continuation of that. We’ve built on the momentum, but I don’t think anyone believed it would come to this.

“Saturday can’t come quickly enough. I can’t wait to get my hands on the trophy.”

Leicester City is celebrating the club’s first-ever top-flight title in their 132-year history, while boss Claudio Ranieri, who replaced Nigel Pearson last summer, was also collecting his first-ever major title in his 30-year managerial career.

MONDAY’S GAME – HOW IT WENT

At Stamford Bridge on Monday, Spurs jumped out to a 2-0 lead before half time, courtesy of goals from leading striker Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, as they tried to win their first game at Chelsea in 26-years.

However, the introduction of Eden Hazard to the team at half-time for Pedro, injected new energy to the Chelsea side and things turned for the outgoing champions.

The Belgian international, who was surprisingly left on the bench to start the contest, grabbed a late equalizer with a stunning finish and reminded everyone of the talent he displayed last season.

Before that though, Cahill fired in a Willian corner kick to pull a goal back for Chelsea in the 58th minute.

Immediately after the goal, tempers began to flare, and there were a few poorly timed and unnecessary challenges by Tottenham players, including one from Eric Dier on Hazard that could have merited a red card.

Things didn’t kool down after the game either, as Chelsea forward Diego Costa and Spurs’ reserved goalkeeper Michel Vorm had to be kept away from each other at the touchline.

REPORTING BY JEFF-BRODRICKS

Just like James, Jeff works hard at providing the best possible news and reports for football fans. Some of his work includes getting starting lineups and scores in England and around Europe.

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