Referee Jonathan Moss had an eventful afternoon today.
The Premier League leaders looked set to lose a priceless three points in their pursuit of the title when second-half goals from Andy Carroll and Aaron Cresswell had given the Hammers a 2-1 lead, after Jamie Vardy - who was given a second yellow card for simulation by referee Jon Moss on 56 minutes - fired the Foxes ahead in first half.
However, Moss was at the centre of controversy again in the dying seconds after harshly penalising Carroll for a foul inside the area, with Leonardo Ulloa confidently dispatching the penalty as Claudio Ranieri's side moved eight points clear of Tottenham Hotspur, whose game in hand comes at Stoke City tomorrow night.
Leicester legend Lineker was vocal on Twitter throughout, stating Moss - who minutes earlier denied the hosts a much stronger penalty appeal - got it wrong in the closing stages, but the Match of the Day host simply doesn't care.
This title race will be the death of me. It's too excruciatingly tense for my old heart.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 17, 2016
I don't think that's a penalty, to be honest but sod it! Great point.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 17, 2016
The decision to award the Hammers their penalty was also highly controversial by Moss, who may not find himself assigned a major game for the rest of the campaign after such an inconsistent performance.