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Leicester City: Premier League triumph to be sport's greatest triumph?

(CNN)Is this set to be sport's most unlikely triumph? A 5,000-1 shot is just one victory away from winning soccer's richest league.

Leicester City, a team which has never won England's top division, can claim the crown Sunday if it defeats 20-time champion Manchester United.

If you want to know just how big a shock Leicester's triumph would prove then ponder this.

At the start of last August, just weeks after Leicester had escaped demotion from the Premier League where it had spent most of the year 20th out of 20, you would have got better odds on Kim Kardashian becoming president of the U.S by 2020 and Hugh Hefner confessing to being a virgin, than Leicester City winning the title.

Bookmakers were offering odds of 2000-1 on Kardashian becoming leader of the U.S. in four years time, while Hefner's rather unlikely admission was set at odds of 200-1.

When you think that the Cleveland Browns, who are 200-1 to win the 2017 Super Bowl, have the worst odds going in the NFL, even though unlike Leicester, it has actually won an NFL title (yes, in 1964), it shows why the tale of Leicester's Foxes has captured the imagination of the watching world.

If you want a sporting comparison which U.S. fans might be able to use as a marker the then take the New York Mets team of 1969, which won the World Series with a 4-1 win over the 109-win Baltimore Orioles in one of the biggest shocks baseball has ever seen.

So certain was one sports anchor that Leicester would not win the title, that he vowed to present his show wearing just his underwear if they actually pulled it off.

Now this team which nobody gave a prayer to is leading network shows around the world, starring on the front pages of newspapers and driving traffic all over the internet.

Source : http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/29/sport/leicester-city-premier-league/index.html

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