Leicester salvage point after Jamie Vardy red card sparks collapse versus West Ham

first_imgA thrilling, ridiculous game at the King Power Stadium left Leicester needing eight more points to be certain of winning the most unlikely of titles, after Leandro Ulloa’s injury-time penalty earned them a dramatic 2-2 draw against West Ham.Jamie Vardy found himself at the centre of a major controversy, scoring his 22nd Premier League goal of the season before being red-carded for diving. Ten-man Leicester suffered a late collapse before snatching a point with the last kick of the game.Leicester took the lead with a superb breakaway goal, whizzing from one end to other before Vardy made a difficult finish look easy.Booked in the first half, Vardy was then sent-off in the second, appearing to deliberately tangle his legs with those of Angelo Ogbonna, and the flow of the game changed. West Ham started to pin Leicester back, and eventually the pressure told, Wes Morgan conceding a penalty that Andy Carroll dispatched. When Aaron Cresswell’s glorious drive put the visitors ahead, there seemed no way that Leicester could come back, but in typical Carroll and West Ham style, Jeffrey Schlupp was barged over in the box and Ulloa kept his nerve to equalise. What a game.Tottenham Hotspur can close the gap at the top to five points if they beat Stoke on Monday.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

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