Leicester wins first EPL title as Chelsea holds Tottenham

Story highlights

  • Tottenham’s draw gives Leicester the title
  • Chelsea comes back from 2-0 down
  • Foxes seven points clear, two to play

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.

Meanwhile, Burnley clinched an immediate return to England’s top division by beating Queen’s Park Rangers 1-0 on Monday.

Brighton’s 1-1 draw with Derby means the third-placed team must beat second-placed Middlesbrough in the final round on Saturday to claim the other automatic promotion spot in the Championship.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill celebrates scoring against Spurs.

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