Champions Leicester City easily beat Everton by 3-1 on Saturday before being handed over the Premier League trophy during a day of festivities at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy netted the ball twice however missed out the chance of a hat-trick by hitting a second penalty on the bar. Leicester City’s longest-serving player Andy King was the man who scored between the two goals of Vardy and Kevin Mirallas put a late for Everton. However this was just about a sideshow to the celebrations for the Foxes’ first Premier League title in their 132-year history.
The festivities incorporated a pre-match concert from Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in front of a sold-out stadium adorned in banners pronouncing the club’s new status as champions of England. And after that, once the match had completed, came the moment all associated with the club had been waiting for – the lifting of the Premier League trophy. It was held in the air by skipper Wes Morgan and boss Claudio Ranieri to a joyful reply from those inside the King Power Stadium and many more who had assembled outside the stadium.
Saturday afternoon was charged as a title party, however for most inside the stadium the festivities have been continuous since Tottenham hotspur’s draw at Chelsea on last Monday affirmed the Leicester City as the most astounding of Premier League winners. Leicester City players themselves just came back to practice for this game on Thursday after being awarded an additional day off to delight in their remarkable success and probably to completely recuperate from an unruly Monday night party at Jamie Vardy’s home.
From the moment they developed for their pre-match warm-up, they were cheered to the rafters by fans who had started to mass in the stadium hours prior to appreciate a brew on the club and delight in its most noteworthy moment. So keen were the home supporters to demonstrate their thankfulness to Ranieri and his side that the Italian was compelled to quieten them for the concert of Nessun Dorma by fellow countryman Bocelli, who got a gigantic applause when he detached his tracksuit top to uncover a Leicester City shirt underneath bearing his name.