Leicester City will be playing in Europe’s elite competition next season.
After spending much of last season at the bottom of the table and ultimately narrowly avoiding relegation, nobody in their wildest dreams would have predicted what was to come for Leicester.
Claudio Ranieri’s side’s 2-0 victory over Sunderland, their sixth in seven matches, maintains their seven-point gap at the top of the Premier League table with only five matches remaining.
Tottenham Hotspur are in pursuit in second, and their 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday meant that both themselves and Leicester have guaranteed Champions League football for next season.
Leicester taking on the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in Europe’s elite competition is the stuff of dreams, especially as this time two years ago they were facing Yeovil Town in the Championship.
The journey has been nothing short of miraculous, and there is a growing sensation that it has not quite finished just yet as the East Midlands club hone in on what will be their first ever top-flight title.
Taking to social media site Twitter following the weekend results, Leicester fans are naturally ecstatic.
This time last year we were bottom of the table fighting for survival and now we have qualified for the champions league #lcfc— Aaron (@Gxrtrell) April 11, 2016
Can't believe Champions league football is guaranteed for us #lcfc— Rikhil Majithia (@RikhilMajithia) April 11, 2016
Leicester City will be in Champions League... It still doesn't seem right. Truly an incredible season. A treat to watch. #LCFC— Mike Fabert (@MoneyMN34) April 11, 2016
LCFC Life (@LCFCLife) April 11, 2016
Leicester City will be playing Champions League Football next season it is an absolutely incredible story #LCFC— Bernie Sanders 2016 (@MaxwellDavies3) April 11, 2016