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Leicester go eight points clear, as Arsenal fumble against Crystal Palace


Leicester City's English defender Wes Morgan (L) celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Southampton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on April 3, 2016. BEN STANSALL / AFP

Leicester City players celebrate after  winning an EPL. PHOTO: AFP

Leicester City went eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a dramatic 2-2 draw with West Ham United in a game that saw Jamie Vardy sent off for diving. Vardy broke the deadlock with a clinical finish but the striker received a second yellow card in the second half after simulation in the penalty area.

Andy Carroll then levelled from the penalty spot before Aaron Cresswell scored a fantastic effort from range.

However, with seconds left on the clock Leonardo Ulloa kept his cool with a penalty, putting the pressure back on second-placed Tottenham ahead of their trip to Stoke today.

Yannick Bolasie struck for Crystal Palace to hold Arsenal to a 1-1 draw that keeps the Gunners fourth in the Premier League table.

Alexis Sanchez broke the deadlock just before the half-time whistle, heading in from Danny Welbeck’s chipped through ball. But on 81 minutes, Bolasie cut inside before hitting a low shot that beat goalkeeper Petr Cech from outside the box.

The result sees Arsene Wenger’s side level on points with third-placed Manchester City but with a worse goal difference, while they trail leaders Leicester by 13 points.

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