Leicester City won the English Premier League title for the first time Monday — without kicking a ball — as closest rival Tottenham failed to beat Chelsea.
Spurs drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge to seal the Foxes’ maiden top-flight championship 132 years after the club was founded.
Leicester’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday had meant Tottenham needed to win its remaining three games to have any chance of a first league title since 1961.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team looked set for victory after first-half goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
But replies from Gary Cahill and substitute Eden Hazard made Leicester only the sixth team to be crowned champion since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, despite being given odds of 5,000-1 at the start of this season.
It was a big night for the East Midlands city, as Mark Selby (nicknamed “The Jester from Leicester”) won his second world snooker title — denying Ding Junhui’s bid to become Asia’s first champion.
There will be celebrations in Thailand, however, as billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha tasted success five and a half years after buying the club.