Leicester City Completes Rise by Clinching Premier League Title

Leicester City fans celebrated Chelsea’s tying goal against Tottenham, which secured the Premier League title for their team.

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Leicester City, which won promotion to England’s Premier League only two years ago and flirted with being relegated right back out of the top division last spring, capped one of the most remarkable seasons in soccer history without kicking a ball on Monday. It clinched its first Premier League title when second-place Tottenham tied at Chelsea.

Leicester City had missed a chance to clinch the title outright when it tied, 1-1, at Manchester United on Sunday. But Tottenham’s 2-2 tie just over 24 hours later did the job just the same. Leicester leads Spurs in the standings by 7 points with two matches to go, meaning the Foxes cannot be caught.

The results sparked delirious, beer-soaked celebrations in Leicester, where fans gathered in pubs and restaurants to watch Monday’s match and then poured into the streets when it was over. Leicester City’s players watched the game at the home of striker Jamie Vardy, and a…

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