Leicester City captain Wes Morgan hoisted the Premier League trophy aloft to a burst of pyrotechnics on Saturday as one of sport’s most captivating stories reached its giddy climax. Following a 3-1 win over Everton in their final home game, the 5,000-1 outsiders, whose exploits have captivated fans around the world, got their hands on the prized trophy at an exultant King Power Stadium. After the players had been called up one by one to a hastily constructed on-pitch plinth — the biggest cheers reserved for star players Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante — Morgan was handed the trophy by competition winner Steve Worthy, a lifelong Leicester fan. “It is fantastic,” said Leicester’s inspirational 64-year-old manager Claudio Ranieri, who was at Morgan’s side as the Jamaica international centre-back raised the trophy above his head. “The people have been unbelievable. Thank you to them. They push behind us all season.”
I had the privilege of being at the King Power Stadium on Saturday to watch the giddy denouement to Leicester City’s extraordinary season. You can read my AFP report here.
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