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martes, 3 de mayo de 2016

Premier League: Leicester fans bring the city centre to a standstill as football stars pop out for pizza at their local Italian after celebrating

Leicester fans bring the city centre to a standstill as football stars pop out for pizza at their local Italian after celebrating being crowned Premier League champions 

  • The Foxes won their first ever English Premier League title after Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur last night
  • They were 5,000/1 to win the title in August and October last year after they finished 14th in the league last season
  • Hundreds of excited fans today gathered outside San Carlo Pizzeria as the players went out for lunch to celebrate 
  • The club's official store at the King Power Stadium has sold out of nearly all its merchandise this afternoon  

  • Leicester City fans brought the city centre to a standstill today as the club's players celebrated their Premier League title with lunch at a pizzeria.
Hundreds of excited supporters gathered outside San Carlo Pizzeria in Leicester as the newly-crowned champions marked their fairytale achievement.
The players, whose manager Claudio Ranieri is Italian, were surrounded by fans, police and security guards as they entered and left the restaurant.
It was a special moment for a team who were famously rewarded with pizza by Ranieri in October following their first clean of their title-winning season. 
The Thai-owned club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and top scorer Jamie Vardy were among those dining out at the award-winning restaurant.
Meanwhile, the club's official store at the King Power Stadium has sold out of nearly all its merchandise this afternoon. 
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Leicester City fans brought the city centre to a standstill today as the club's players celebrated their Premier League title with lunch at a pizzeria
Leicester City fans brought the city centre to a standstill today as the club's players celebrated their Premier League title with lunch at a pizzeria
Excited fans: The Leicester City team bus arrives at the San Carlo Pizzeria in the city centre as the players go for a celebratory lunch today
Leaving the restaurant: Leicester's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (centre) is helped to a car as he makes his way through crowds of fans
Leaving the restaurant: Leicester's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (centre) is helped to a car as he makes his way through crowds of fans
Time to celebrate: Jamie Vardy (centre) leaves the Italian restaurant - with his lookalike Lee Chapman also pictured (left) at the scene
Time to celebrate: Jamie Vardy (centre) leaves the Italian restaurant - with his lookalike Lee Chapman also pictured (left) at the scene
Flags in the air: Leicester were crowned Premier League champions for the first time in the club's history after clinching the title last night
Flags in the air: Leicester were crowned Premier League champions for the first time in the club's history after clinching the title last night
The Leicester team bus arrives at the pizza restaurant in Leicester this afternoon as fans scramble to take a picture of the moment
The Leicester team bus arrives at the pizza restaurant in Leicester this afternoon as fans scramble to take a picture of the moment
Leicester City's Italian football manager Claudio Ranieri (centre) is mobbed by fans as he leaves an Italian restaurant after having lunch with team-mates in the centre of Leicester
Leicester City's Italian football manager Claudio Ranieri (centre) is mobbed by fans as he leaves an Italian restaurant after having lunch with team-mates in the centre of Leicester
Fans mob the Leicester City team bus as it collects them from the San Carlo Italian Pizzeria after Claudio Ranieri treated them to lunch
Fans mob the Leicester City team bus as it collects them from the San Carlo Italian Pizzeria after Claudio Ranieri treated them to lunch
If there were a few sore heads at the club's training ground this morning it didn't show, as the players laughed and joked with each other despite partying until 4.30am.
Players including club captain Wes Morgan - who appeared to be in much the same outfit as the night before - were seen arriving for training at around 10am this morning following a remarkable 5,000/1 storybook ending which ranks among the greatest sporting feats of all time. 
Star striker Vardy was the first to be seen as he emerged from his £1million mansion hours after he and his teammates toasted their club's first ever top-flight title in their 132-year history
The 29-year-old - who was this morning seen being driven to training - hosted a gathering at his home last night, and his dream that it would turn into a title party was realised when Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 
It signalled the start of wild celebrations as he and tens of thousands of fans in Leicester and across the world partied the night away in honour of the unlikeliest of feats.
Many of the club's players left Vardy's late last night before heading to Club Republic in Leicester city centre. There they were greeted and congratulated by jubilant supporters before heading home in the early hours looking a little worse for wear.  

LEICESTER CITY CLUB SHOP IS EMPTIED AS FANS SNAP UP AS MUCH MERCHANDISE AS THEY CAN FOR TITLE WIN

Leicester City's club shop has pretty much sold out of merchandise as jubilant fans snapped up as many goods to celebrate their side's title-winning season.
The shelves at the Premier League champions' official store were looking empty, with only a few mugs and footballs available to buy.
Walls which used to be covered by replica shirts on the racks are now completely bare.
The Foxes have seen a huge increase in demand for their merchandise following Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur last night.
The draw at Stamford Bridge meant that Leicester were crowned as champions of England - against all odds.
Last night fans partied on the streets of Leicester, outside the King Power Stadium and outside Jamie Vardy Melton Mowbray home, until the early hours of this morning. 
At the start of the season, and again in October, the bookies priced them at 5000/1 to win the league. 
To put it in to context - it was just as likely as aliens landing in the UK, the Loch Ness monster being discovered and Elvis Presley being alive and well. 
Walls which used to be covered by replica shirts on the racks are now completely bare as fans wanted their own piece of history
Walls which used to be covered by replica shirts on the racks are now completely bare as fans wanted their own piece of history
Most of the shop was sold out as fans tried to buy memorable merchandise from Leicester City's title-winning season
Most of the shop was sold out as fans tried to buy memorable merchandise from Leicester City's title-winning season
The Leicester City club shop has been stripped of goods and shelves look bare at the King Power Stadium
The Leicester City club shop has been stripped of goods and shelves look bare at the King Power Stadium

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