West Ham not only suffered a 2-1 defeat against Leicester on Saturday, they also had goalkeeper Adrian sent off at the end off the game.
Another weekend, another goalkeeper getting sent off in the Premier League. Last week, we saw Chelsea’s netminder Thibaut Courtois getting his marching orders after taking down Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis inside the penalty area. This weekend it was Adrian who was shown the red card.
West Ham were pushing for an equalizer late in the game against Leicester and Adrian had gone up to help his team on a set piece. As Leicester cleared the ball out of the penalty area, the Spaniard tried to reach the ball but he ended up kicking Leicester’s striker Jamie Vardy right in the chest instead. He was shown a straight red card by referee Anthony Taylor. The situation was debated on social media, and the commentators for NBC Sports thought the red card was harsh as Adrian was looking at the ball the whole time and didn’t see Vardy until the very last second.
West Ham's Adrian castrating poor Jamie Vardy! https://t.co/1mBQtPSZrJ
— Eat My Goal.tv (@eatmygoaltv) August 15, 2015
With West Ham having used all three substitutions, right back Carl Jenkinson put on the gloves and took over in net after Adrian’s sending off.
Leicester has won two straight games, and has surprised many pundits and fans. West Ham came back down to earth after last week’s 2-0 upset over Arsenal. Shinji Okazaki and Riyad Mahrez scored for Leicester in the first half, and Dimitri Payet scored his first goal for the Hammers in the second half. West Ham had several good opportunities to tie the game, but Kasper Schmeichel had a great game in net for Leicester.