Leicester City emerged the biggest winners in the premier league this weekend as they earned UEFA Champions League qualification for the first time in their history.
The Foxes spot was guaranteed after Manchester United slumped to a 3-0 defeat in the hands of title chasing Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane on Sunday evening courtesy goals from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, and Erik Lamela.
Claudio Raneiri’s men has continued to defy all the odds as they march towards their first premier league title ever with a comprehensive 2-0 away win against Sunderland with six more matches to the end of the league.
But the win was made even sweeter as it took them19 points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United, who needed to avoid defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in order to prevent the Foxes from wrapping up a top-four spot.
Now, Leicester takes their spot as one of England’s representatives in the UEFA Champions League having qualified last season. The King Power landlords now need just three more wins to win the premier league title in an unbelievable season so far.
Interestingly, the Foxes have featured eight times in European competition in the past – four games in both the Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Cup yielding two wins, two draws and four defeats but nothing compares to reaching the UEFA Champions League for the modest club.