Vardy sees red as West Ham hold Leicester City

Jamie Vardy

Leicester City forward, Leonardo Ulloa, scored a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time on Sunday to rescue a 2-2 draw for the Premier League leaders against West Ham after Jamie Vardy was given his marching orders.

Vardy, who had already put the host 1-0 up in the first half was issued the second yellow, and a subsequent red card, for simulation by the matchday official, Jon Moss in the 56th minutes of the game.

His dismissal was a huge blow for Leicester City, who are on a fascinating run to clinch the English Premier League title.

The foxes protected their lead until the 84th minute when Andy Carroll netted from the spot after captain Wes Morgan shoved Winston Reid over.

The Hammers then thought they had ended the Foxes’ seven-match winning streak when Aaron Cresswell scored two minutes later.

With the stoppage time running down, Carroll shoved Jeffrey Schlupp to concede a penalty and Ulloa had the time in the world to slot home the equaliser.

Leicester still top the EPL summit with eight points but Tottenham can cut the lead to five points by winning at Stoke on Monday.