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Breaking News: Leicester Are English Premier League Champions!!!

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[caption id="attachment_7894" align="alignnone" width="647"]FILE PHOTO: Jamie Vardy celebrates with Riyad Mahrez after scoring the first goal for Leicester City during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle[/caption]

Leicester City are the 2015/2016 English Premier League Champions for the first time in the club’s 132-year history.

The Foxes won the league after second placed Totenham failed to win at Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men played out a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge against last season’s champions, and are seven points behind Leicester, who are now the champions of England.

Chelsea came from behind to draw 2-2 with Eden Hazard strucking the equaliser in the 83rd minute to dent Spurs’ hopes of catching now champions Leicester.

All seemed to be going well for the visitors as goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min saw them take a 2-0 lead before the break.

However, things changed in the second half as Gary Cahill pulled one back for the host, before Hazard combined well with Diego Costa to level proceedings late in the second half, to inevitably hand the League title to Claudio Ranieri’s men and sparked wild celebrations at the King Power Stadium and beyond.

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At the start of the season, Leicester were 5000/1 outsiders to become champions after flirting with relegation for most of last season and they were playing in League One as recently as 2009.

But it will never be forgotten in Leicester, with the 2-2 confirming the title for the Foxes, who will now receive the trophy at home to Everton on Saturday.

Speaking after the Chelsea game, Ranieri, who flew back to England from Italy to watch the game in the Midlands said: “I’m so proud.

“I’m happy for my players, for the chairman, for the staff at Leicester City, all our fans and the Leicester community.

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“It’s an amazing feeling and I’m so happy for everyone. The players have been fantastic. They deserve to be champions.

“Their focus, their determination and their spirit has made this possible. They fight for each other every game and I love to see this in my players.

“I never expected this when I arrived. I’m a pragmatic man, I just wanted to win, match-after-match, and help my players to improve week-after-week.

“Never did I think too much about where it would take us.”

The result means, Ranieri becomes the eight different manager to win the English Premier League, with Leicester the 24th team.

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