Seven years ago, Leicester City achieved one of the greatest feats in footballing history – winning the Premier League title. Now, after a dramatic afternoon of results sealed their fate, they have been relegated to the Championship.
The Foxes’ relegation was confirmed after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s 57th minute goal for Everton against West Ham United, which left them unable to catch Bournemouth.
The club had been in the bottom three since February with their form showing no signs of revival. They now join the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Luton Town in the second tier of English football.
The news has come as a huge shock to Leicester City fans who had hoped for a different outcome after their heroics of seven years ago. That campaign saw them defy 5000-1 odds to win the Premier League title, with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez becoming household names overnight.
However, the club’s fortunes have changed drastically since their title-winning season and manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he hadn’t been able to galvanise the team after replacing Claudio Ranieri in February 2019.
The Foxes had only managed two wins from their last thirteen Premier League fixtures which ultimately cost them a place in the top flight.
Leicester City will now have to re-group and plan for life in the Championship, where they will be looking to instantly return to the Premier League at their first attempt.
The story of Leicester City’s rise and fall is one that has captured the imagination of football fans all around the world. As one story ends another begins, and Leicester City now face the challenge of writing a new chapter.