UK/ Victorie uluitoare, Leicester City castiga Premier League!
Leicester City are the new champions of the English Premier League! Their win was confirmed after their closes rivals Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea. This means Leicester City are an unbeatable 7 points ahead of Tottenham with two games to go, which effectively hands the league to them.Leicester City winning the Premiership is perhaps one of the greatest sporting stories of the 21st century. They began the campaign with odds of 5000 to 1 to win the title. Never before has such an underrated side won the biggest prize in club football.It was a fairytale like none seen before in football and has been described by commentators as the "most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport".All the top teams in the Premiership, Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United as well as last years champions Chelsea, could come nowhere close to matching Leicester’s intensity.Former Leicester, Everton and England star Gary Lineker said that it was "the biggest sporting shock of my lifetime". He added: "I can think of anything that surpasses it in sporting history. It is difficult to put over in words. I got emotional. It was hard to breathe. I was a season ticket holder from the age of seven. This is actually impossible.”Match of the Day pundit and former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer said the victory was "the biggest thing ever in football". He added, "For a team like Leicester to come and take the giants on with their wealth and experience – not only take them on but to beat them – I think its the biggest thing to happen in football."The Leicester City management lauded Coach Claudio Ranieri and his team saying that they "have captured the imaginations of football fans around the world with one of the most brilliant and unlikely sporting triumphs ever seen".The win means Leicester is now set to win prize money of £150 million which includes the Premier League prize money, the Champions League participation cash as well as higher revenues from ticket and hospitality sales.Former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage said, "In terms of domestic football, Leicester City winning the Premier League is the greatest achievement ever and I think it will never be surpassed. It is incredible. This is a turning point in Premier League history.""Im speechless, it is unbelievable. Ive seen England win the Ashes and get OBEs and MBEs. This Leicester teams achievement is greater than any of that. They should be recognised in the honours list," Savage added.Leicester East MP Keith Vaz praised his team, saying: "This is the greatest day in the history of this city. Its the top, absolutely the top to win the English Premier League, the best league in the world. Its a miracle and what Claudia Ranieri has done with this amazing team."Former Leicester City manager Martin ONeill said: "Not only is it a brilliant story, but it gives everyone that little bit of hope again that romance has not left football. Its been the talk of Europe, theres no question about that. Everything about this season has been remarkable."Mark Selby, a major snooker player and a big Leicester fan said, "To be Premier League champions is a fantastic achievement and I want to say well done to Claudio and the boys.”Even Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated Manager Claudio Ranieri saying that it was "an extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title".Author: Raghav Hegde – India