“The greatest story ever told.” Twitter melts down as Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions

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Twitter went into meltdown as Leicester City completed one of the greatest upsets in the history of football by winning the Premier League title on Monday.

Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Spurs handed Claudio Ranieri’s team the title, and the world stopped and honed in on Leicester to take in what is one of the most incredible achievements English football – and sport in general – has ever witnessed.

Twitter reported an 86% increase in normal activity in the UK after Leicester’s title win, the first in their history, was confirmed thanks to Chelsea’s comeback from 2-0 down against Spurs at Stamford Bridge. Scenes of celebration took place all over Leicester and the East Midlands – including at Jamie Vardy’s house, where the Leicester squad had gathered to watch the game.

It was also reported that Leicester City’s official Twitter account’s tweet confirming the Foxes as champions, posted at 9.55pm and retweeted 336,000 times within five hours, was the most shared tweet in football club history, though this is as yet unconfirmed.

On a life-affirming night for football, and for anyone who believes in the power of football and sport to provide moments of unimaginable fairytale, here’s a look at some of the best tweets on the night Leicester City made history.

Spurs went 2-0 up…

But this was a London derby, and Chelsea weren’t done…

Chelsea hung on…

…And Leicester City had done it.

Prompting one of the most shared sports tweets of all time…

…and sending Twitter into overdrive as football fans, players and the world shared in the moment.

The players were delighted.

While Jamie Vardy trolled Harry Kane.

Leicester fans went wild…

…and the rest of us had a field day.

A night that Leicester fans – and many neutrals – will never forget.

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