Video: Leicester skipper Wes Morgan and Claudio Ranieri lift the Premier League trophy
Published 07/05/2016 | 20:29
Watch the moment Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri and captain Wes Morgan lift the Premier League trophy, as the team is crowned champions.
Wes Morgan and Claudio Ranieri lift the trophy, Leicester City are again champions of the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/e5X46ZK2DN— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) May 7, 2016
City, like their fans, showed no hangover from the celebrations that have been ongoing since Tottenham drew at Chelsea on Monday, with Jamie Vardy requiring just five minutes of his return from suspension to put the home side ahead.
Andy King provided the goal with a wonderful cross and the academy graduate, part of the Leicester side that won the League One and Championship crowns, struck home the second to raise the noise levels several notches.
Vardy scored his 24th league goal of the campaign with a second-half penalty but missed another spot-kick shortly afterwards, although that and a late Kevin Mirallas goal were never going to stop a party that now rolls onto Chelsea and a title parade on May 16.
Vardy looked to have pull up with cramp at the final whistle but admitted his hamstring was "fine".
"Yeah, there was a determination but yesterday we trained the way we always have every other week," he told Sky Sports 1.
"There's not been any change. Fair enough we had a little celebration on Monday but that's as far as that went. Now we'll celebrate today while we lift the trophy in front of all these fans."
For the England striker the journey to the Premier League trophy was a long one and Vardy believed his friends, family and team-mates were the key to his success.
"I think someone put a spell on me to make it happen this season, everyone works as hard as well as themselves and if someone is having an off game then we know we have someone behind us to pick us up and keep us going.
"It's been a very, very long and hard process to get where I am today. But I wouldn't have been able to do it without friends, and the team behind me as well so I'll go congratulate the boys now and get ready for the celebrations.
"It (today) would have been a lot better if I didn't put the ball onto the helicopter but it's an unbelievable feeling for everyone involved.I can't describe it with words.
"But if it weren't for the lads here then I wouldn't have scored the goals I did. You don't get nowhere by not having the foundations. We're literally like brothers as soon as training is finished we're always in touch.
"After the (Tottenham) result, the police had shut down the street outside my house. There were thousands of fans but it's been an unbelievable week so to top it off with this victory is great."