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FOOTBALL: Leicester wins English title for first time in 132-year history

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 5:17 PM
Leicester City fans react as they watch the Chelsea versus Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League soccer match at the Local Hero public house in Leicester, central England today.

LONDON (AP):
Leicester secured an incredible first Premier League title without playing today after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea.

Leicester was playing in the second tier only two years ago, came close to be relegated again last year and started this season as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title.

Now for the first time in their 132-year history Leicester is champion of England after establishing an insurmountable seven-point lead over Tottenham with two games remaining.

The Foxes missed a chance to seal the title on Sunday when they were held by Manchester United but deposed champion Chelsea ensured the party wasn't delayed any longer.

Tottenham had to win at Chelsea to keep its bid for a first title since 1961 alive and led 2-0 before Chelsea rallied.