Some might say it couldn’t have happened to a nicer fellow, but the studs up challenge which poleaxed Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy on Saturday was definitely worthy of a red card. West Ham ‘keeper Adrian was the aggressor, coming after the Spaniard had gone up for a corner in stoppage time.
Ironically, Vardy, who had been fined by the Foxes in the week for allegedly racially abusing a Japanese man in a casino, had provided an assist for none other than Shinji Okazaki earlier in the game.
A Riyad Mahrez goal put the visitors to the Boleyn Ground 2-0 up before Dimitri Payet pulled one back for Slaven Bilic’s side in the second-half. And then, at the death, Adrian’s attempts to bag an unlikely equaliser ended in pain and misery, for both him and Vardy…
— سعود باليوحه المهيري (@saoudalmehairi) August 15, 2015
Arsenal loanee Carl Jenkinson replaced the departed Adrian in goal for the final seconds of the game…
Poor old Adrian’s current record run of 59 consecutive Premier League starts will now, obviously, come to an end.
(Vine: Ungpyeong Lee)