Despite the growth of soccer in America, there are still plenty of people who haven’t paid attention to the English Premier League. That changed this season thanks to the best underdog story in sports. Leicester City, who was 5,000:1 before the season started officially won the league today thanks to a blown lead by Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham was up 2-0 at halftime today against Chelsea and needed to win its last three games to have a chance to ruin Leicester City’s dream season. However, Chelsea scored with just seven minutes to go to force the tie and give the championship to Leicester. Whether you’re a soccer fan or not you have to admit this scene is pretty damn cool:
5,000 to 1 long shot Leicester minutes from title. Leicester bar on Chelsea goal to tie it pic.twitter.com/kCjYPNcvVD
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 2, 2016
So we’re going with 2016 as the year of the underdogs winning stuff? That has to mean good things for Kentucky football, right? Right.