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How Twitter reacted to Leicester's Premier League title win

Published 03/05/2016

Gary Lineker, left, described Leicester's title success as the
Gary Lineker, left, described Leicester's title success as the "biggest sporting shock of my lifetime"

Leicester were crowned Barclays Premier League champions after Chelsea fought back from two goals down to stun Tottenham.

Spurs needed to win at Stamford Bridge to keep the title race alive but the 2-2 draw left Claudio Ranieri's side seven points clear with two games remaining.

Here, Press Association Sport picks out the best of the reaction on social media to a remarkable achievement.

Leicester-born former striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) posted "I can't breathe" as the clock ticked down at Stamford Bridge, followed by: " Leicester City have won the Premier League. The biggest sporting shock of my lifetime, and it's only my team"

Leicester (@LCFC) tweeted: " WE DID IT! Leicester City are the @premierleague Champions! #havingaparty"

Leicester midfielder Andy King (10_kingy) wrote: "From League One to Premier League Champions!! Unbelievable feeling.. Thank you to all the fans, staff, players who have helped this incredible journey!! Let's enjoy the party #LcFc #Leicester #PremierLeagueWinners"

Leicester defender Robert Huth ‏(@robert_huth) posted: " What a game... makes me look like an angel! CHAMPIONS!!!"

Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) wrote: " CHAMPIONS !!!!! thank u everyone !!!"

Foxes defender Liam Moore ‏(@liammoore93) said: " Love this club love theses boys! Tough season personally but it's all about the TEAM. what a squad to be apart off #champions"

Ex-Leicester centre-back Gerry Taggart ‏(@Gerry_Taggart) posted: " @LCFC congrats to all for an unbelievable achievement and hopefully changing football for good and the good of the game #fearless #champions"

Full-back Paul Konchesky (@konch3), on a season-long loan at QPR from Leicester, wrote: "Absoulte buzzing for everyone involved @LCFC ! Congratulations to all the lads and staff very well deserved! #Champions"

Tottenham (@SpursOfficial) posted: " Congratulations to @LCFC on winning the @premierleague"

Chelsea tweeted: "Guus (Hiddink) reports he has taken a phone call from Claudio Ranieri thanking him for how Chelsea played in the second half. #CFC"

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard (@franklampard) posted: " Up the Chels! Top finish from @hazardeden_10. Huge congrats to everyone at Leicester and particularly Claudio Ranieri. A gentleman who changed my life. #Ranieri #chelsea"

Serie A champions Juventus (@juventusfc), Ranieri's former club, wrote: "Good job, Mr. Ranieri & @LCFC!"

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) said: "Leicester city.. champion. Congratulations to the players and to an amazing manager as RANIERI!"

Former Australia spinner Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) posted: "Well done, Leicester City. You showed all sportsman that dreams & fairytales can come true , if u truly believe, amazing story. Congrats"

West Ham chairman David Gold ‏(@davidgold) said: " Congratulations to Leicester City for winning the Premier League against all the odds, magnificent well done. West Ham next year. dg"

Ex-Liverpool full-back John Arne Riise ‏(@JARiiseOfficial) wrote: "wow!! Congrats to @LCFC and my former manager Mister Claudio Ranieri!! What an achievement!!!"

Former Scotland and Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley (@CBurleyESPN) said: " What a hard working group of players and a genuinely classy man in charge. Congrats on a story to behold Leicester City & Mr Ranieri"

Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) wrote: " Made up for Leicester. An amazing story but really enjoyed how they have gone about it this season.Very refreshing in modern game"

Northampton Saints and England rugby player Lee Dickson ‏(@Dicko9) posted " Congratulations Leicester City! Unbelievable achievement full deserved. What a season they had had. #alwaysbelieve"

Multiple Premier League title winner and father of goalkeeper Kasper, Peter Schmeichel wrote: " Congratulations to @kschmeichel1 and his @LCFC teammates for winning @premierleague."

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