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The keeper had no chance.

Aaron Cresswell scores screamer against Leicester

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Leicester were on the ropes. Andy Carroll had just equalised from the spot after Jamie Vardy had been sent off for two bookable offences.

The Foxes needed to hold on but there was absolutely nothing they could do about Aaron Cresswell’s stunning strike just two minutes after Carrol’s spot-kick.

The ball was cleared out to West Ham’s left-back on the edge of the box who chested it down before unleashing a brilliant half-volley past Kasper Schmeichel into the back of the net.

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Watch the sensational strike below:

West Ham fans, as well as Tottenham fans, must have celebrating wildly as it appeared Claudio Ranieri’s side were heading for only their fourth defeat of the season.

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But Leicester never know when they’re beaten and they fought back in dramatic fashion. The ten men won a 95th-minute penalty for a foul by Caroll and Leonardo Ulloa tucked away the penalty.

It remains to be seen whether it is one point gained or two points dropped for Leicester but one thing is certain - they are now eight points clear of Spurs.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s side play tomorrow night against Stoke and could close the gap to five points.

While West Ham, and Cresswell, will be ruing the fact they allowed their lead to slip. A win would have put them one point behind Manchester United and four behind Arsenal in their quest for Champions League qualification.

A screamer, two penalties, a sending-off and a Cheikhou Kouyate header which struck both posts without going in - the match had everything.

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