Ten man Leicester City fought back from behind to draw West Ham 2-2 at the King Power stadium.
Manager Claudio Ranieri named the same starting eleven for the 12 consecutive matches while Nigerian duo Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses were handed starting places. The visitors that had the first chance of the encounter as dangerman Dimitri Payet whipped in a freekick into the middle which Kouyate steers towards goal with a header.
Schmeichel got a brilliant fingertip to the ball to turn it onto the inside of the post, and it rolled along the line and hit the other post before being gathered by the keeper – it was an unbelievable scene that had the home fans hands in their mouth.
Robert Huth connected a header from a Marc Albrighton cross but it went just wide. However, the home side took the lead from a routine counter-attack move as Riyad Mahrez worked the ball to Kante who in-turn slipped in a clever ball into the path of Jamie Vardy and he applied a clinical finish to make it his 22nd goal of the season.
Vardy picked up the first yellow card of the game for a challenge on Cheikhou Kouyate and just at the restart of the second half he was sent off for a second bookable offense by referee Jonathan Moss as he was adjudged t have dived inside the box.
The Hammers came out swinging and got a deserved equalizer when the referee pointed to the spot to hand them a penalty. Andy Carroll stepped up and applied a sweet finish.
Aaron Cresswell gave West Ham the lead with a brilliant volley from the edge of the penalty box which left Kasper Schmeichel with no chance. The Foxes where stirring defeat on the face but a late minute penalty saved the day as the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Andy Carroll was adjudged to have brought down Jeffrey Schlupp.
Leonardo Ulloa scored the resultant penalty which was the last kick of the game and 10-man Leicester City escaped with a 2-2 draw and an eight point lead on top of the premier league log.