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August 2014: Leicester City are in the Premier League for the first time in ten years. But after a string of losses, by Christmas 2014 they’re bottom of the table and by March 2015, relegation looms – until four unexpected wins in April secure survival. Which brings us to the summer of 2015: fans are shocked as manager Nigel Pearson is sacked and Claudio Ranieri is hired to take his spot.
The 2015-16 season kicks off in August and Ranieri’s team make a flying start. They’re unbeaten for the whole first month. Striker Jamie Vardy steals the show in November. He breaks league records by scoring in 11 games in a row. And it’s a merry Christmas Day 2015 for Foxes fans with their team at the top of the league, having been bottom just one year earlier.
2016: the year that Leicester’s fairy tale starts to look like it could become a reality. By April, Leicester have qualified for the Champions League for the first time, and only Tottenham offer a real challenge to the Premier League title. But on May 2nd Spurs lose their grip on the title with a 2-2 draw against Chelsea. Leicester have done it! No one can catch them now. The Premier League is theirs.
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