Spurs’ surprise slip-up at White Hart Lane means Leicester are seven points clear with three games remaining and the Foxes’ fairytale will be complete if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men looked on course for another comfortable victory when Dawson bundled in a first-half own-goal but the defender redeemed himself, heading home with 18 minutes left as Hugo Lloris misjudged a corner.
A disappointing night for Spurs could become worse too as Dele Alli may face a retrospective ban for appearing to punch West Brom’s Claudio Yacob.
Here’s the best reaction on Twitter to Monday’s night’s result:
Leicester City boys must be texting & calling each other going bananas after that Spurs result!!!— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) April 25, 2016
Whatever you think of his football a Tony pulis side never, ever head to the beach early.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 25, 2016
Feels weird not to be cheering on Spurs. Any other circumstances or season I'd be jumping through hoops.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 25, 2016
The impact of "miracle" Leicester making posters on the Tokyo underground. pic.twitter.com/KMCV23CV9T— Sean Carroll (@seankyaroru) April 26, 2016
7 points clear with 3 games to go.— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) April 25, 2016
RT if you want Leicester City to win the league pic.twitter.com/ZGDlzTGv3n
I've finally decided to push the boat out and make a prediction on who will win the league. I think it'll be Leicester.— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) April 25, 2016
Things that were more likely to happen than Leicester winning the league: https://t.co/9stravNSin— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 24, 2016
Can't wait to see Chelsea giving former boss Ranieri and Leicester a Guard of Honour at Stamford Bridge.— Liam Canning (@OffsideLiam) April 25, 2016
CG: 'People in Leicester will be pleased with that result. But the most important thing was us getting a result' pic.twitter.com/GQ34nkbPg9— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) April 25, 2016
VIDEO: Is this the goal that has won the title for Leicester. Sensational from Dawson!.. https://t.co/1tVIozf5pi— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) April 25, 2016
I feel that even Man U fans will want Leicester to beat them next Sunday haha— Matt Fitzpatrick (@MattFitz94) April 25, 2016
Leicester only need 3 points from their last 3 games to win the Premier League.— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) April 25, 2016
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Riyad Mahrez was presented with the prestigious PFA Player of the Year award at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday after contributing 17 goals and 11 assists to the Foxes’ fairytale campaign.
Mahrez was flown down by helicopter to the ceremony from the King Power Stadium, where Claudio Ranieri’s side had earlier thrashed Swansea 4-0 to move eight points clear at the top of the table.
The Algerian held off competition from Dimitri Payet, Harry Kane, Mesut Ozil and fellow Leicester men Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante to win, but dedicated the success to his team-mates.
“All the credit is for them, seriously,” Mahrez said.
“And for my manager and the staff. Without them I wouldn’t receive this award and I wouldn’t score. It’s the team spirit, and I want to dedicate it to them.
“I’m very grateful to receive this award, it’s a pleasure. It’s extra special because if the players vote for me it’s because they’ve seen I’ve been great this year so I’m happy.
Mahrez has been instrumental in his team’s remarkable rise and he now joins a glittering list of former winners that includes Kenny Dalglish, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
“The secret has been team spirit,” Mahrez said.
“We work so hard for each other. We are like brothers, it’s everywhere on the pitch. That’s our strength.
“If sometimes we are not good, we know we are going to run and make the effort for our team-mates. That is the secret of our success.”
On this day in 2004, Arsenal drew 2-2 with north London rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane, clinching the sole point they needed to seal the Premier League crown.
The Gunners had gone the entire season undefeated and entered the day with 81 points, nine clear of second-placed Chelsea and with a game in hand.
Playing in front of a crowd of 36,097 at the home ground of their bitter derby rivals, Patrick Vieira put the visitors in front only three minutes in, and provided the assist for Robert Pires to make it 2-0 in the 35th minute.
A Jamie Redknapp goal and a Robbie Keane penalty saw Spurs fight back and draw level but they couldn’t stop the ‘Invincibles’ from securing the title.
Here’s what else happened on this day:
1950: Chuck Cooper becomes the first African American player ever selected (by the Boston Celtics in the second round) in the NBA Draft.
1964: The Toronto Maple Leafs deferat the Detroit Red Wings 4-0 to seal a 4-3 Stanley Cup Victory, their third in a row.
2003: The lowest total in ODIs is set by Zimbabwe when Sri Lanka bowled them out for 35.
2011: Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the sixth Barcelona Open title.