Leicester City win the Premier League title as Tottenham slip up

The Foxes, a pre-season favourite for relegation, have achieved one of the most unlikely feats in English football history with their first ever top-flight title
Leicester City have won the Premier League title to cap a fairytale season in English football, with Tottenham's failure to beat defending champions Chelsea meaning the Foxes can no longer be caught.

Claudio Ranieri's men could have been crowned on Sunday when they faced Manchester United at Old Trafford, but their celebrations were delayed a 1-1 draw with Louis van Gaal's team. 

However, the Foxes are now champions after Monday night's 2-2 scoreline at Stamford Bridge, having started the 2015-16 as one of the bookmakers' favourites for relegation with 5,000-1 title odds.





After narrowly avoiding the drop last season with a run of seven wins from their remaining nine games, Leicester continued that form into the new campaign with just three defeats all season.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United - considered the most likely title contenders - all suffered inconsistent form to leave Leicester and Tottenham to fight for the title.

The Foxes have not been lower than second place since October and have held on to first place consistently since January, holding off a spirited challenge by Spurs to clinch their maiden title.

Last Monday's 1-1 draw for Tottenham against West Brom brought Leicester to within three points of sealing their unlikely win, but Spurs' collapse at Stamford Bridge settled the season with two matches to play.