A late Eden Hazard equaliser at Stamford Bridge forced Tottenham to a draw meaning that the Foxes now clinched the title and hold the crown as champions of England.
Having survived a relegation battle just one year ago, Claudio Ranieri's side now stand atop the pinnacle of the English game. The Italian was everyone's favourite to get the sack early in the season, but now stands as the man who lead Leicester to the greatest Premier League title win ever.
While the action was played in the capital, all the jubilation was expressed in the East Midlands, with the party poised to go late on to the night having secured the title with 2 games to spare.Leicester City. Champions of England. pic.twitter.com/WRwfysTn2N— Leicester City (@LCFC) May 2, 2016
However, it looked at first that the title race was going to move on to yet another weekend, after Tottenham steered ahead to a two goal lead, looking to finally get a league win at Stamford Bridge in 26 years.The moment Leicester players knew they won the league. Well deserved! pic.twitter.com/KOkbTzOmaU— TheSportMatrix (@TheSportMatrix) May 2, 2016
Encapsulating all the tensions of a London derby with the stakes amplified as the fate of the Premier League title hung in the balance, Harry Kane remained clinical to finish a swift move from Spurs as they demonstrated they're high quality, and the Englishman rolled it into goal after evading Begovic.
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Things would escalate soon after when Pochettino played peacemaker to break up a scuffle between Willian and Rose, as all players got involved in what became a very volatile situation with bad blood flowing between the two opponents - and Dembele appeared to gauge the eyes of Diego Costa somewhere in the chaos.
Gary Cahill's second half volley from close range after it came to him from a corner set up for a nervy finish, as the Blues prepared to snatch all title hopes right from underneath their opponents' noses.
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And as the clock ticked down, the world readied. Tottenham grew frustrated with more yellow cards, and it was a countdown to the final whistle - one met with more bad blooded exchanges by the two teams, but the bigger picture? Leicester City, the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League champions.
Ranieri and his players will be immortalised in sporting history.