Leicester City closing in on title: £20 is the biggest bet left

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After securing a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, Leicester City are closer than ever to winning the Premier League story. 

It has truly been the story of the underdog and it may well go down as one of English football's greatest achievements. 

Claudio Ranieri's Foxes need just two points from their remaining two fixtures to secure the prestigious honour. They could even claim the title tonight if second-placed Tottenham fail to overcome London rivals Chelsea. 


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Surprisingly, a number of punters saw Leicester's success coming and actually opted to place a bet at 5000/1 on them to win England's elite division. 

Certain punters have cashed-out along the way - you can hardly blame them - while others have continued to believe. They are now edging closer to the ultimate reward. 

Huge win 

But what was the biggest bet placed on the table-toppers? Well, ESPN journalist Darren Rovell has revealed that someone has £20 on the club winning the league. We make that a healthy profit of £100,000. 

Taking to Twitter, Rovell tweeted: "47 people bet on Leicester City to Premier League at Ladbrokes at 5000/1. 25 have taken buyouts, 22 still in at full payout, says @LadsAlex"

He was then asked how much the largest bet remaining was, to which he replied by stating: "20 pounds is largest left."

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