Leicester City win the Premier League as Chelsea draw Spurs: Twitter reacts
Monday night saw Leicester City crowned Premier League champions as Tottenham failed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. They have a history of failure there, having last beaten Chelsea on the road in 1990. Before the game, we were all somewhat hoping that the title would be decided while Leicester were actually playing.
Not particularly fussed who wins the league, but I definitely want it decided on the final day and not tonight.- Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) May 2, 2016
Celebrities had mixed feelings.
Never thought I'd not want Spurs to beat Chelsea. Feel like I'm being unfaithful in a way, but this will never, ever happen again.- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 2, 2016
Arrived at the Bridge. Come on Chelsea. Let's win this for Leicester.- Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) May 2, 2016
Never thought I'd say that.
Do you agree? And Chelsea supporters weren't exactly thrilled at the prospect of helping their London rivals close the gap on the fabulous Foxes, either!
Chelsea fans chant 'We Hate Tottenham' over the Liquidator. There's an 'EMENALO OUT' banner in the Harding Lower pic.twitter.com/6xnZRApqsq- Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) May 2, 2016
We couldn't believe this, either:
In under two hours, Leicester could be Premier League champions... pic.twitter.com/DuM9KNp6F5- TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) May 2, 2016
Of course, Leicester had Guus Hiddink's side to thank for their part in Monday's coronation. After a failure of a season, Chelsea still had enough left to thwart Spurs ...
Good of Chelsea to finally turn up for the 2015-16 season.- Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 2, 2016
... and then came Harry Kane. His 35th-minute goal, Kane's league-leading 25th of the season, came after some superb approach play.
What a great pass from Lamela. So precise.- Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) May 2, 2016
Tottenham has won 14 of 20 Premier League games when scoring first this season (1 loss, 5 draws). #THFC- Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) May 2, 2016
That's a very good finish from Harry Kane. Yippee!- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 2, 2016
Class from Kane.. Good movement in between centre halfs.. Then calm n composed round the keeper! #CHETOT- Andrew Cole (@vancole9) May 2, 2016
Meanwhile, newly promoted Burnley get some odds we've seen before when it comes to early betting lines for next season's Premier League:
Burnley now 5000-1 to win Premier League next season. Who'd ever bet on such a ridiculous possibility? pic.twitter.com/ZCOJ8cY8qW- sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) May 2, 2016
We thought they weren't going to use 5000-1 anymore?
Before half-time, Chelsea had the generosity to be wide-open at the back and allow Spurs to double their lead.
GOAL! Son scores!!!!! 2-0 #COYS- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 2, 2016
Another delicious through-ball did the damage as Cesar Azpilicueta let Son Heung-min get goal-side.
Guess Jamie Vardy won't be having a party .... Yet.#CHETOT- Alexis Nunes (@alexisenunes) May 2, 2016
Chelsea. How dare these bloated mercenaries pick up their wages? Their petulant collapse is almost as big a story as Leicester's success.- Danny Baker (@prodnose) May 2, 2016
Hold the phone! Chelsea pulled one back as Gary Cahill thumped in a volley after a set piece.
Epic reaction in Leicester bar to Chelsea goal pic.twitter.com/UfhkLnePdO- Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 2, 2016
And then, with Spurs getting nervous and tension rising, Eden Hazard finished off a sumptuous, flowing move with a curling, top-corner finish to make it 2-2!
Eden Hazard, where exactly have you been all season? #CFC- Mark Austin (@markaustinitv) May 2, 2016
May 3, 2015: Eden Hazard scores and clinches the title for Chelsea.- Michael Yokhin (@Yokhin) May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016: Eden Hazard scores and clinches the title for Leicester.
Eden Hazard!!!!- Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) May 2, 2016
Hazard's statue has just been put forward for planning permission outside the King power stadium- Ethan Payne (@Behzinga) May 2, 2016
The irony of Chelsea's comeback wasn't lost on the masses, either. After a season of limping through various tests, they gave their all on Monday night.
Funny to see that now Chelsea finally giving their all for Ranieri. Twelve years after he leaves they win him the title...- Adam Digby (@Adz77) May 2, 2016
And then came the late drama as Spurs took their frustrations out on Chelsea with a string of late, yellow-card-worthy (and red-worthy, if we're honest) fouls in the final 10 minutes. Erik Lamela appeared to stomp on Cesc Fabregas' hand.
Lamela with a punk move...punk move. Spurs have unraveled a bit over the last few weeks. #CFCvTHFC- Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) May 2, 2016
Spurs have mentally gone here. Shouldn't they be trying to win this, rather than getting involved in so much nonsense?- Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 2, 2016
Everyone will pretend to be disgusted by this but we'll all secretly think it's great.- Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) May 2, 2016
At last, the final whistle blew. Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham. Only one thing to say:
Leicester City. Champions of England. pic.twitter.com/WRwfysTn2N- Leicester City (@LCFC) May 2, 2016
Forza, Leicester! Enjoy the title coronation this coming weekend when Everton visit King Power Stadium.
Not to be outdone, Jamie Vardy gave us the chance to see the celebration in his house as the players gathered to watch Monday's title-clinching game:
CHAMPIONS!!!! pic.twitter.com/pFtvo5XUNx- Christian Fuchs (@FuchsOfficial) May 2, 2016
A couple familiar faces congratulated the Foxes:
Leicester city..🏆champion.— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) May 2, 2016
Congratulations to the players and to an amazing manager as RANIERI! 👏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾
Congratulations to the new Champions of England, Leicester City. Respect.— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 2, 2016
Even Captain Morgan got in on the action: