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VIDEO: Analyzing crazy contentious calls in Leicester, West Ham

The penalty came in stoppage time with Leicester down 2-1 and Leonardo Ulloa made it just before the match ended.

LEICESTER, England -- Three crucial moments shaped an enthralling second half at the King Power Stadium on Sunday as Leicester City drew 2-2 with West Ham United.

Referee Jon Moss awarded two penalty kicks and sent Jamie Vardy off in a game which burst into life.

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Leicester have an eight-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur -- who play at Stoke on Monday -- but they nearly lost for just the second time this season at home.

Here’s a look at the three key second half decisions.

Vardy’s red card

Look at Jamie Vardy as he chases down the ball. He looks to his right twice and sees the defender coming. He then tangles his legs up and throws himself down. Leicester’s fans were incensed but this was the correct decision. Vardy will now miss the home game against Swansea City next weekend and there was no need for him to take a tumble and put his team in danger. He was so nearly the villain.

Did Moss get it correct? Yes

West Ham penalty kick

Moss was warning all of the players about grappling in the box and obviously nobody was listening. Several times before corner kicks Robert Huth and Wes Morgan were all over West Ham’s attackers and finally Moss pulled them up on it. Morgan clearly grabbed Winston Reid around the chest and pushed him to the floor. It was another good decision by Moss.

Did Moss get it correct? Yes

Leicester penalty kick

This is the one he got wrong. Moss was getting extreme abuse from the Leicester fans. “2-1 to the referee!” they sung and after dishing out a red card and a penalty against the PL’s darling leaders, it was all set up for him to be the villain and never be able to set foot in Leicester again. However, took a look at the clip at the very top of the post. Sure, there was no need for Andy Carroll to be back there but he shouldered Jeffrey Schlupp who went down very easily.

Moss buckled under the pressure from the home fans. He didn’t want to be remembered as the man who cost Leicester the title but if he did his job properly and didn’t award the PL to even things up, that’s how he would’ve been remembered in Leicester.

Did Moss get it correct? No

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