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Leicester fan wins £21,000 after cashing out on Premier League title bet

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Despite having an eight-point lead atop the Premier League, Leicester fans aren’t yet willing to believe in the impossible.

The Foxes continued their march towards the title on Saturday with an impressive 1-0 win over Crystal Palace but the thought of watching Claudio Ranieri lifting the trophy on the season’s final day is too much for some fans.

Leicester supporter James Weller put £10 on his team winning the title before the season and stood to win £50,000 if they managed it.


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But, with only seven games remaining, he’s bottled it.

Ladbrokes announced on Sunday that Weller cashed out on his 5000/1 bet before the win over Palace. He’ll bag £21,000, but will miss out on an added £29,000 should Leicester not be caught.

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“The kids can’t quite grasp it yet, but we’re off on an amazing holiday,” Weller said, per 101GreatGoals. “It’s a fantastic feeling knowing I’m twenty grand richer from just a tenner.

“I hold my hands up, I lost my nerve and bottled it. I’m sure we’ll still win the league, probably drop four points before the end, but it’s ours to lose now and the pressure is on Spurs massively.

“I just wanted the money in my back pocket ASAP!”

Ah, who can blame him. Watching Leicester win the Premier League, ahead of Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, will be priceless.

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Unlikely wager

Their dream run has unearthed some brilliant stories of supporters who placed unlikely pre-season bets on the Foxes lifting the title.

47 customers made the wager with Ladbrokes and 23 have cashed out.

To the remaining 24 of you, good luck.

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