Here's how Leicester City's winning margin compares to other Premier League champions 5 years ago

Here's how Leicester City's winning margin compares to other Premier League champions

Amid all the final-day drama at Old Trafford, attention naturally drifted away from Leicester City's remarkable achievements this season.

But now that we know the real reason behind the abandonment of Manchester United's closing fixture, we can turn back to Claudio Ranieri's men and their incredible efforts this season.

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Sunday's draw at Stamford Bridge, coupled with Tottenham Hotspur's defeat at St James' Park, means the Foxes have won the Premier League by a huge margin of 10 points.

It's two more than the eight-point gap enjoyed by Jose Mourinho's Chelsea 12 months ago, but how does it compare to previous champions?

Chelsea FC Premier League Victory Parade

The closest title battle came in 2012, of course, when Manchester City edged out Manchester United on goal difference.

At the other end of the scale, United finished 18 points clear in the 1999/2000 season, with 91 points to runners-up Arsenal's 73.

United won 11 straight games to close out that particular campaign, and their 1999/2000 squad is one of four to end a campaign more than 10 points clear.

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Roy Keane

Jose Mourinho's first title-winners came closest to that 18-point margin, finishing 12 points clear of Arsenal after a season in which they only lost once in the league.

Arsene Wenger's invincibles were only 11 clear of a Chelsea outfit managed by none other than Claudio Ranieri, while Manchester United had the same winning margin in Sir Alex Ferguson's final season, despite taking just five points from their last four games.

Two further United title wins were secured with a 10-point margin of victory, but all other Premier League champions could be classed as less 'runaway' than Leicester's class of 2016.

Not bad for a 5,000/1-shot, eh?

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Premier League margins of victory by year

1992/93 - Manchester United- 10 points

1993/94 - Manchester United - 8 points

1994/95 - Blackburn Rovers - 1 point

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1995/96 - Manchester United - 4 points

The Manchester United Team

1996/97 - Manchester United - 7 points

1997/98 - Arsenal - 1 point

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1998/99 - Manchester United - 1 point

1999/2000 - Manchester United - 18 points

2000/01 - Manchester United - 10 points

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2001/02 - Arsenal - 7 points

2002/03 - Manchester United - 5 points

2003/04 - Arsenal - 11 points

2004/05 - Chelsea - 12 points

2005/06 - Chelsea - 8 points

Chelsea Trophy Parade

2006/07 - Manchester United - 6 points

2007/08 - Manchester United - 2 points

2008/09 - Manchester United - 4 points

2009/10 - Chelsea - 1 point

2010/11 - Manchester United - 9 points

Manchester United Premier League Winners Parade

2011/12 - Manchester City - 0 points (goal difference)

2012/13 - Manchester United - 11 points

2013/14 - Manchester City - 2 points

2014/15 - Chelsea - 8 points

2015/16 - Leicester City - 10 points