3 May 2016

Leicester City Football Club's rise to the top.

From Nine To Noon, 9:54 am on 3 May 2016

Leicester City Football club has pulled  off one of sport's greatest fairy-tales, clinching the Premier League title after starting the season as 5,000-1 outsiders,

To put that in perspective the bookies thought there was more chance of finding the Loch Ness Monster than the Foxes' Premier League win.

Leicester City fans

Leicester City fans Photo: supplied

Leicester were handed the title after their nearest rivals, Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-all draw at Chelsea this morning, and cannot close the gap with two games to go.

The club , which struggled last season to stay in the Premier League, has never achieved such a feat in its 132-year history.

The Leicester Mercury's chief football writer & the author of the book 5000-1 The Leicester City Story is Rob Tanner.