On This Day: Ulloa saves Foxes in West Ham Draw
Ulloa celebrates for Leicester against West Ham | Photo: Getty/ Micahel Regan

Today's 'On This Day' article gives us the chance to reminisce on one of the most important results in the Premier League win in 2016.

After suffering a heartbreaking setback at Arsenal on Valentine's Day, Leicester City had won six out of seven games.

Next up was West Ham United, who the Foxes defeated on the second game of the campaign 2-1.

Three in two for Vardy

Jamie Vardy added to his two goals in the previous game against Sunderland with a powerful strike past Adrian.

The goal came like a majority of the goals scored throughout the season. The ball was won in the Leicester half before Vardy was set free before breaking the deadlock.

However, Vardy's fortuned changed in the second-half. 

After receiving a yellow-card earlier on, Vardy was dismissed for diving by Jonathan Moss. A decision that was not popular amongst the King Power Stadium.

Hammer Blow

The red-card turned the game on its head. Moss made his reputation in Leicester worse when he awarded West Ham a penalty after Wes Morgan was deemed to pull Winston Reid in the penalty box.

Andy Carroll sent Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way before Aaron Cresswell volleyed into the top corner and hand Slaven Bilic's side the lead.

However, the drama didn't end there. After a surging run into the penalty box, Jeffrey Schlupp was hacked down by Carroll, forcing Moss to award the hosts with a chance to grab an equaliser.

With Vardy not on the pitch, Leonardo Ulloa stepped up and tucked the penalty away. 

Hornet Howler

Back in 2010, Leicester took one step closer to securing a play-off position with a convincing 4-1 victory over Watford.

Martyn Waghorn put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot before Paul Gallagher's brilliant strike double the lead.

Steve Howard was sent-off on the brink of half-time for a poor challenge on Ross Jenkins.

The Hornets failed to take advantage of the extra man and were punished when Jay Spearing made it 3-0 to score his first goal for the club.

James Vaughan scored his first goal for the Foxes with a neat finish, before  Martin Taylor grabbed a consolation for Watford.

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M69 Derby Draw

The Foxes were denied a victory over local rivals, Coventry City, in 2006 thanks to a Stern John equaliser.

Academy graduate, Richard Stearman, put the Foxes ahead with a superb volley past Martin Fulop in the first-half.

Patrick Kisnorbo was shown a straight red-card for a two-footed challenge on Andy Whing

Former Foxes manager, Micky Adams, didn't hold back when asked about the tackle post-match: "It was disgraceful. He deserved a straight red and anyone who tries to defend it has got it wrong".

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