A late penalty by José Leonardo Ulloa salvaged a point for Leicester as they were held to a 2-2 draw by West ham at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
In a game where referee John Moss was the centre of attraction after he sent-off Jamie Vardy for simulation, awarded a penalty to West Ham and gave Leicester a spot-kick in the fifth minute of injury-time.
Claudio Ranieri’s side were ahead in the 18th minute, thanks to a delightful finish from Jamie Vardy, after the English man was set up by Nkolo Kante.
However, the Foxes looked destined for their fourth loss of the season and a dent to their Premier League title charge after late strikes from Andy Carrol and Aaron Cresswell put the Hammers ahead.
But with just seconds left on the clock, Moss awarded a controversial penalty to the home side, after Carrol appeared to have fouled Schlupp at the edge of the box.
With Mayrez and Vardy off the pitch, Ulloa wasted no time as he slotted home from the spot, to secure what might yet be a vital point for the League Leaders.
Leicester are now eight points above second placed Tottenham, who play Stoke City on Monday.
Elsewhere, Arsenal slipped further to 4th place as they played a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners in front at the stroke of half-time, however, Yannick Bolasie’s 82nd minute strike dented Arsenal’s slim title challenge.
The result the Gunners fail to overtake Manchester City in the Premier League table, and sit just four clear of Manchester United in the race for Champions League football.