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West Ham Utd 2-2 Leicester City

Filed: Saturday, 20th April 2019
By: Staff Writer

West Ham were denied all three points by a controversial call by the match officials - not for the first time this season.

With the Hammers 2-1 ahead, Lucas Perez rounded Kasper Schmeichel before tucking the ball into an empty net only to see his effort incorrectly ruled out for offside.

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And only moments later Leicester snatched a point through Harvey Barnes - leaving the Hammers bemoaning a referee's decision for the second successive weekend.

Michail Antonio have given West Ham a first half lead eight minutes ahead of the half time interval when nodding home Mark Noble's left-footed cross.

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But the visitors found themselves back on level terms midway through the second half as he beat Fabian Balbuena to a near post cross, leaving Lukasz Fabianski no chance.

The Hammers were back in front nine minutes from the end of normal time when two substitutes combined; Pedro Obiang, on for Mark Noble saw a rasping drive crash back off the post only for Perez (replacing Arnautovic) to turn the loose ball into an empty net.

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And with the game entering added-on time the Spaniard thought he'd added a second and West Ham's third, only to see his effort disallowed by referee Lee Probert.

To add insult to injury, Barnes stepped up 90 seconds later to grab what was probably a deserved leveller for the Foxes, who snatched a late equaliser for the second time this season to deny West Ham all three points.

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