Twitter reacts to thrilling Leicester City draw with West Ham
When Jamie Vardy put Leicester City ahead after 18 minutes it looked like it was going to be business as usual for the league leaders against West Ham.
However, he was sent off early in the second half and that’s when the game really started to heat up.
Referee Jon Moss awarded the Hammers a controversial penalty in the 84th minute, which Andy Carroll dispatched, before Aaron Cresswell put the visitors in front with only four minutes of normal time remaining.
However, that’s not where the twists stopped as Leonardo Ulloa smashed home from the spot, when Moss once again awarded a debatable penalty.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the enthralling encounter.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 17, 2016
— Titleixbaby (@Titleixbaby) April 17, 2016
Jamie Vardy’s involvement in the game was also much discussed, with his second yellow card for diving serving as a confusing and hotly debated moment in the match.
Vardy span himself into Ogbonna like the lightsaber fight at the end of the Phantom Menace.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) April 17, 2016
I think if Ashley Young were to do what Vardy just has, nobody would contest the yellow card.
— Seb Stafford-Bloor (@SebSB) April 17, 2016
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) April 17, 2016
However, the man who garnered the most attention was Moss, who didn’t end up in the good books of either set of fans…or indeed neutrals.
— YNFA (@ynfa_thehub) April 17, 2016
— Steven Prince (@sjprince13) April 17, 2016
— LCFC Away Days (@lcfcawaydays_) April 17, 2016
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) April 17, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Premier League Referee Jon Moss announces he is going back to his original job of being the drummer in Culture Club.
— FPL_Fly (@FPL_Fly) April 17, 2016
I don’t care if Leicester or Tottenham win the title.
I just don’t want a referee winning it
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) April 17, 2016
The result means Tottenham Hotspur are now eight points behind Leicester, who are now priced at 3/10 to win the league, with a game in hand, a trip to Stoke City on Monday evening.
Spurs haven’t won their last three meetings against the Potters, but that hasn’t stopped people from getting excited over the gap potentially closing.
When you think Leicester might bottle the league but realise Tottenham could win it. pic.twitter.com/F8Ar0CVvoA
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) April 17, 2016
This title race will be the death of me. It’s too excruciatingly tense for my old heart.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 17, 2016