Week 35--Thrilling Draw at London Stadium: West Ham 2-2 Leicester

By David Shams

After 90 minutes, West Ham and Leicester left the London Stadium with a share of the spoils.

Leicester came from behind twice, scoring their last in second half stoppage time.

An all-around exciting game for fans, saw Leicester striker Jamie Vardy bag his 7th goal in 7 games since Brenden Rodgers took over at the King Power Stadium.

Miguel Antonio opened the scoring off a towering header from a Mark Noble cross in the 37th minute.

Thirty minutes later, Vardy equalized with a trademark fox-in-the-box finish. The England front man, nipped in front of West Ham defender Fabian Balbuena to poke home a Ben Chilwell cross.

In the 82nd minute, West Ham thought they finished the game off. Spanish Forward Lucas Perez, who, four minutes earlier, came on for Austrian Marko Arnautovic, buried a rebound off the post from a Pedro Obiang shot.

But, just ten minutes later Leicester City starlet Harvey Barnes, who spent the first half of this season on loan at West Bromwich, makes a deep diagonal run from right side to just inside the box. Holding midfield player Wilfred Ndidi picked Barnes out with a perfectly weighted ball. Barnes collects in space, picks his head up and then slots it past the diving West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Both squads have now matched their points total from last season. And Leicester is still in the running for a Europa League spot, but must win out and have other results go their way to have a chance.

David is the founder of DC Soccer Digest. He lives in Washington, DC.