Vardy dumbstruck as Leicester lift Premier League trophy

Johannesburg : Leicester City star striker Jamie Vardy went short of words as his side lifted their first Premier League trophy in the club’s 132-year-old history.

Leicester, which had already won the title following Tottenham’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea, ended their campaign by sweeping aside Everton 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.

The match also saw Vardy, who returned from a two-match suspension, score twice to take his tally for the campaign to 24 goals, Sport24 reported.

After the triumph, Leicester skipper Wes Morgan was presented with the trophy in front of his team-mates and manager Claudio Ranieri, prompting a flurry of huge roars from the spectators.

Vardy, who was joined by the team’s lap of honour, said he could not express his happiness in words, insisting that he had worked a lot to reach at this point.

With the title victory, Leicester will also grab a staggering 93 million pounds after winning the title and will also receive an additional 30 million pounds for securing a spot in the Champions League.

Leicester, who escaped relegation last season and started the current season as 5000-1 outsiders, overcame their underdogs tag by winning the title in what could be termed as one of the most remarkable seasons of the football history.(ANI)