Leicester City Are The 2016 Premier League Champions! – In what is a story I never believed I’d write this time last year, Leicester City are the 2016 Premier League champions.
Leicester City had drawn with Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford, but Tottenham’s 2-2 draw on Monday night with Chelsea meant the second-placed Spurs can no longer close the gap.
It’s been a fairy tale season for The Foxes, who had only escaped relegation last season, and certainly didn’t come into the season with title aspirations. But with quality performances all season long from the entire team, Leicester City are deservedly league champions.
Led by the trio of Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante, Leicester City will certainly be celebrating for a very long time, with manager Claudio Ranieri already a club legend.
The Foxes were strong right from the beginning of the season, with many predicting a drop off before the New Year. However, as 2016 entered and Ranieri’s men were still top of the league, many skeptics began to become believers. Getting results against both top-half and bottom-half teams, Leicester City played with a fire and desire that was unparalled, and have now been duly rewarded.
Congrats, Leicester City!