Leicester Wins English Premier League For First Time In 132-Year History

03/05/2016 7:02 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:52 PM AEST
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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Leicester City Fans at The Local Hero pub on Freemans Common watching Tottenham Hotspur Play Chelsea on May 2nd , 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Perennial underdog Leicester City has won the English Premier League for the first time.

Leicester drew 1-1 with Manchester United on the weekend, but was awaiting the result of the Tottenham-Chelsea contest to see if it had enough points to win the league.

Tottenham and Chelsea drew at two-all, which gave Leicester enough points to take the title.

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Leicester fans realise their team has enough points to win.

In the team's 132 year history, the closest it previously got to winning was runner up in 1928-29.

It's a surprise triumph for a team that started the campaign with odds to win of 5,000-1, which the Guardian reported was taken up by 12 punters at betting agency William Hill, including a 39-year-old Leicester carpenter named Leigh Herbert whose £5 bet was now worth £25,000.

The football fairy tale is spreading on social media like wildfire.

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