Leicester City celebrate Premier League title glory with supporters
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 17/05/16 12:21am
Leicester City celebrated the first league title in the club's 132-year history with thousands of their supporters on Monday night.
Claudio Ranieri's side stunned the football world as they stormed to Premier League glory this season, with Sunday's 1-1 draw at Chelsea leaving them 10 points clear of second-placed Arsenal in the final table.
Foxes' players and staff took an open-top bus tour from Jubilee Square in the city centre to Victoria Park, where they displayed the Premier League trophy - officially presented to them at the King Power Stadium last weekend - before partying with fans and former players of the club.
The club's official estimate was that around 240,000 watched the parade and flooded into the park, where Leicester rock band Kasabian performed to cap the celebrations.
"It is unbelievable, unbelievable. All of the city is here," Ranieri said from on board one of the victory parade buses.
"This is something special, a lot of people are happy and I am very glad.
"The team won but they played with heart, soul and the people understood this. I can say only thank you to all the people."
Leicester's top scorer Jamie Vardy, who along with Foxes teammate Danny Drinkwater was named in Roy Hodgson's provisional England squad for Euro 2016, was also overcome with the magnitude of their achievement.
"I heard a little rumour this morning we are expecting 250,000 people. Look what it means to them," he said.
"All of the shops are shut, people are stuck out of windows and up on the roofs.
"It's brilliant, what a day. Look at the achievement and what it means to the city next year with the extra revenue from Champions League football.
"It's unbelievable and we are just enjoying it here at the front with the trophy.
"I'll wait for it all to sink in then just have a few days to myself."
Captain Wes Morgan added: "It has been an unbelievable season. What we have achieved has been fantastic and the boys, the staff, the fans, everyone has contributed to it.
"It has been a fantastic season and they can't take that away from us.
"The Champions League is unknown territory for the boys but we are confident we will put our best show on and we are looking forward to it."