Zouma withdraws from Hammers XI as Dawson scores final Premier League breather equalizer

WEST HAM drew at Leicester after a final equalizer from Craig Dawson.

Kurt Zouma has withdrawn from the starting XI due to injury and vision problems, West Ham have said.

Zouma caused furor in the week after a video of him kicking and hitting his cat was uploaded to social media.

On the pitch, Jarrod Bowen put West Ham ahead before an inexplicable handball from Aaron Cresswell saw the hosts equalize from the penalty spot.

Leicester then took the lead through a header from Ricardo Pereira before Dawson found himself in a controversial late equaliser.

The ball was found to have gone off the centre-back’s upper arm, but VAR opted not to recommend a review.


  • Tottenham 0-2 Wolves
  • Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa
  • Burnley 0-1 Liverpool
  • Leicester 2-2 West Ham


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  • funny day sunday

    It was a great day of goals and drama in the Premier League.

    • Burnley 0Liverpool 1
    • Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 0
    • Tottenham 0 Wolves 2
    • Leicester 2 West Ham 2

    Newcastle put some distance between them and the drop zone.

    Liverpool continue their pursuit of Man City.

    West Ham are ahead of the field in pursuit of that fourth spot.

  • FT: Leicester City 2 West Ham 2

    Brendan Rodgers’ side will feel battered by the way of this draw after going ahead in the 90th minute.

    You could see in the final ten minutes the tactics West Ham would use to try and create chances.

    Leicester failed to manage the free kick and Dawson got up to steal a point.

  • FT: Leicester City 2 West Ham 2

    The referee closes the game.

    For neutral, goals and late drama.

    West Ham will feel it’s a point won, Leicester have lost two points.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 2

    90+3. Real disappointment for Foxes fans at King Power Stadium.

    It’s not the worst result in the world for West Ham considering other results this weekend.

    “You don’t sing anymore” sounds from afar.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 2

    90+1. Jarrod Bowen’s corner is “run” by Craig Dawson.

    The replay shows him missing it with his head and coming off the shoulder/upper arm.

    VAR took a look and are happy the goal stands.

  • Goal – Leicester City 2 West Ham 2 (Dawson)

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    88. Time is running out for Londoners.

    With just a few minutes left, it’s easy for the home team to try to slow down time.

    West Ham hope there is time for one more chance.

    Tielemens comes out for Vestergaard.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    86. Lookman escapes on the right, taken out by Tielemens.

    After a step or two, he heads to the box and fires a wide shot from the near post.

    He only had eyes for the goal once he got there.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    84. Benrahma collects the ball just outside the Leicester box.

    He has such “quick feet” that he dances in front of two players and into the box.

    Luckily for Foxes fans, the shot is straight on Schmeichel.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    83. West Ham are awarded a free kick on the halfway line.

    The loft the ball in the box looking for knockdowns from Dawson or Soucek.

    The referee awards Leicester a free kick for the challenges.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    80. We are in the last ten minutes and it is the decisive moment for The Hammers.

    They need to find at least one equalizer but the point still doesn’t do them any favors.

    They try to create chances but Leicester remain resolute.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    78. Almost, almost.

    Tielemens runs through the center trying to get a cheeky scoop from Harvey Barnes and the Belgian is literally a toe from third base.

    Fabianski recovers but if Tielemens had touched, he would have struggled.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    76. The creativity West Ham enjoyed in the first half has been non-existent since.

    You have to put that down to Leicester waking up in that game and giving David Moyes’ players no time on the ball.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    74. Tielemens makes the difference for this team when they play their fluid and attacking football.

    He finds pockets of space in the middle of the park, offering himself up and then connecting play for their first three.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    72. What a difference this stadium is now to the first half.

    Fans cheer loudly.

    A draw is not good for either side here, Leicester will want to keep all three points.

    It would be a blow to West Ham’s first four ambitions if they were to lose today.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    69. The Foxes held off West Ham in their own final third.

    They can always break away quickly from Bowen, but the more Leicester press the more they prevent West Ham from looking for that equaliser.

    We are in the last twenty minutes.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    66. David Moyes puts Coufal out of his misery, bringing Fredericks in his place.

    Tough test for the new addition to the game to face Harvey Barnes at full throttle.

    Leicester could do with a third party to give them some breathing room.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    65. It’s an end-to-end thing.

    Attack from West Ham, Fornals slightly exceeds the ball and falls to the ground in search of a penalty.

    The referee does not.

    Within minutes, Harvey Barnes runs to the West Ham box again.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    64. Barnes rinses Coufal down the left side again and again.

    This time the Leicester player cuts inside, drops his shoulder and looks to shoot but his shot is blocked.

    Every time Leicester give him the ball, the fans erupt.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    61. David Moyes looks furious on the touchline.


    West Ham have now conceded 12 points from winning positions.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    59. King Power Stadium is bouncing back now.

    Cresswell’s day continues as he is cautioned for a foul on Daka.

    The pace of the Leicester man is a problem for all four backs.

  • Leicester City 2 West Ham 1

    57. Brendan Rodgers lamented their luck with injuries this season.

    They were more affected than some.

    Harvey Barnes can change your season as manager if you can keep him fit.

    He does brilliantly from the left side of the box before firing a cross to the back post where Ricardo heads.

  • Goal – Leicester City 2 West Ham 1 (Ricardo)

  • Leicester City 1 West Ham 1

    55. Brilliant game by Harvey Barnes.

    He runs to his man again, beats him and throws such a teasing ball into the penalty area.

    All it takes is a touch because the ball escapes everyone.

  • Leicester City 1 West Ham 1

    54. Foul by Coufal on Barnes.

    The Leicester man is giving him all sorts of problems in this second half so far.

    The free kick is derived, the ball falls on Barnes, who shoots.

    His shot is blocked as a wall of players faces him.

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