Leicester City produced a remarkable performance in front of home fans to beat Everton on a day they were officially crowned premier league champions.
Claudio Ranieri made four changes to the side that drew 1-1 against Manchester United last weekend. Andy King and Marcin Wasilewski replaced the suspended duo of Danny Drinkwater and Robert Hut while star man Jamie Vardy returned from his two-match ban in place of Leonardo Ulloa’s place and Marc Albrighton is preferred to Jeff Schlupp.
Joel Robles returned in goal for Everton in place of Tim Howard while Bryan Oviedo and Romelu Lukaku replaced Mo Besic and Darron Gibson in the starting eleven.
It was colourful scenes at the King Power Stadium as fans of the newly crowned premier league champions danced and created a magical atmosphere as the rains poured down to shower blessings on the Claudio Ranieri’s men.
Just five minutes into the game Jamie Vardy netted his 23rd goal of the season when he connected a brilliant pass from Andy King and placed his well timed shot beyond Robles in goal for the visitor’s.
N’Golo Kante had a shot saved as the home side looked to extend their lead but they were not going to be denied a second on a historic day as King blasted in a right foot shot from the center of the box after a challenge took the ball of Riyad Mahrez and into his path.
It was all Foxes and just before half-time they nearly added a third when Vardy delivered sumptuous cross for Mahrez but his header went just over the bar as the half ended 2-0.
The Toffees came out fighting in the second half and drew out a fantastic save from goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel but at the other end Leicester won a penalty and Vardy stepped up to tuck it away for his 24th goal of the season and Leicester’s third.
Vardy was presented the opportunity to score a hat-trick when he won another penalty was awarded to the Foxes but the England man blasted his powerful right foot shot way over the bar.
Substitute Ulloa had his header saved before Kevin Mirallas produced an individual effort to score Everton’s consolation goal to end the game 3-1.
However, the biggest cheer of the night was for manager Claudio Raneiri who has achieved the impossible by guiding the underdogs to a first premier league title ever.