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May 2, 2016, 5:32 p.m. EDT

High-drama draw between Chelsea and Spurs pushes Leicester City over Premier League finish line

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By Tim Rostan, MarketWatch


Reuters
Fans at Monday match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in London pay tribute to Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, who managed Chelsea a decade ago.

By way of a dramatic Monday draw between long-established English Premier League powers Tottenham and Chelsea, Leicester City, the 132-year-old upstart, has claimed its first-ever top-flight league title.

Diehard American sports fans, of course, will have as hard a time believing that a tie game in any sport, let alone soccer, can be dramatic as Premiership devotees — and the bookies who had Leicester, nearly a relegation victim a year ago, as a 5,000-to-1 shot at season’s start — will have wrapping their heads around the crowning of so unlikely a league champion, as recent moments’ tweets ably demonstrate:

Also see: Leicester City overcomes history and 5,000-to-1 odds to win Premier League

Tim Rostan is a MarketWatch managing editor based in Chicago.

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