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Leicester City Claims Premier League Title For The First Time Ever

A 2–2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham on Monday meant Leicester City won the Premier League for the first time in the club's 132-year history.

Last updated on May 2, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. ET

Posted on May 2, 2016, at 5:14 p.m. ET

After starting the season with 5,000–1 odds, Leicester City was for the first time crowned Premier League champion on Monday, capping off a fairy-tale season that will go down in sporting history.

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The club claimed the title after Chelsea and Tottenham had a 2–2 draw at London's Stamford Bridge stadium. Tottenham had needed a victory in order to stop Leicester City claiming the championship title.

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With Tottenham leading 2–1 in the final minutes of the second half, a goal by Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard leveled the score, helping Leicester City clinch its first Premier League title in the club's 132-year history.

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"From a team that spent the majority of last season rooted to the bottom of the table and among the favourites for relegation this term, a combination of team spirit, hard work and talent has seen them transform into champions," the club said in a statement.

Leicester City. Champions of England.

Christian Fuchs filmed the moment he and his fellow LC players became champions.

With the win, midfielder Andy King has won Premier League, Championship, and League 1 medals all with Leicester City.

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Here are a bunch of awesome photos of Leicester City fans at the moment their club won.

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The club will play Everton on May 7, after which they'll receive the championship trophy.

WE DID IT! Leicester City are the @premierleague Champions! https://t.co/cpEtWjv3kU #havingaparty

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