5000-1: The Leicester City Story (Paperback)
How We Beat the Odds to Become Premier League Champions
Rob Tanner, Alan Smith
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THE INCREDIBLE AS-IT-HAPPENED STORY OF LEICESTER CITY’S MARCH TO PREMIER LEAGUE VICTORY
In August 2015 bookmakers priced Leicester at 5000-1 to win the Premier League – the same odds as Elvis being found alive.
On 2 May 2016, the impossible happened – Leicester won, to ecstatic celebrations in the city and around the world.
Relive this remarkable season with Rob Tanner, the Leicester Mercury ’s chief football writer, from the great escape of 2015 to the curtain-closer at Stamford Bridge, via Ulloa’s last-gasp winner at Norwich and Vardy’s stunning volley against Liverpool.
Detailing the key matches and turning points, Tanner’s book tells the inside story of Leicester City’s heroic year of triumph – and the players who under Claudio Ranieri’s inspired leadership became the most unlikely champions in football history.
Rob Tanner is the Leicester Mercury’s chief football writer and has been Leicester City FC correspondent for the past seven seasons. He lives in Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Alan Smith is a former Leicester City and Arsenal striker who, alongside Gary Lineker, helped fire the Foxes to the Second Division title in 1984/85. He is a co-commentator and studio pundit for Sky Sports, has been the voice of EA Sports’ FIFA video game series since 2011, and writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph.
‘5000-1: The Leicester City Story was a hugely valuable guide to the campaign and an excellent first-hand account.’