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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Michail Antonio (37')
  • Lucas Pérez (82')
  • Jamie Vardy (67')
  • Harvey Barnes (90'+2')

Barnes saves Leicester with injury-time equaliser at West Ham

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Leicester strike late to hold West Ham (1:17)

Harvey Barnes' injury-time goal earns Leicester a 2-2 draw at West Ham. (1:17)

Leicester City twice came from behind to grab a 2-2 draw with West Ham United at London Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy and then Harvey Barnes netted as the visitors refused to give in after Michail Antonio and Lucas Perez twice put the Hammers ahead.

The two mid-table sides both began in the unusual position of having equalled their points total of last season despite campaigns which promised more than they delivered.

Antonio opened the scoring with a superb bullet header from Mark Noble's cross in the 37th minute, with Vardy countering with a brilliant finish for his 16th goal of the season.

Substitute Perez thought he had won it on 82 minutes with a tap-in after fellow substitute Pedro Obiang had hit the post. He should have had another goal soon after but his effort was wrongly ruled offside by the linesman.

That allowed Leicester to launch one more attack and substitute Barnes kept his cool in injury time to slot home calmly for his first ever goal for the Foxes.

"I think we deserved more than a draw," said West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini. "We should have been leading 3-1 but it was a mistake of the linesman. I've seen the goal again and he was one metre onside."

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers also accepted West Ham's goal should have stood, and said: "It looks like we got away with one."

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 38 +72 98
2 Liverpool 38 +67 97
3 Chelsea 38 +24 72
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +28 71
5 Arsenal 38 +22 70
6 Manchester United 38 +11 66
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 +1 57
8 Everton 38 +8 54
9 Leicester City 38 +3 52
10 West Ham United 38 -3 52
11 Watford 38 -7 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 -2 49
13 Newcastle United 38 -6 45
14 AFC Bournemouth 38 -14 45
15 Burnley 38 -23 40
16 Southampton 38 -20 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -25 36
18 Cardiff City 38 -35 34
19 Fulham 38 -47 26
20 Huddersfield Town 38 -54 16