Andy Carroll blasts referee after West Ham's draw with Leicester City

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The Hammers drew 2-2 at the King Power Stadium in a highly controversial affair.

Andy Carroll has hit out at referee Andy Moss following West Ham United’s draw with Leicester City on Sunday, in comments published by BBC Sport.

The referee endured a contentious afternoon as he had to make several big decisions in a scintillating affair at the King Power Stadium.

The first of those was to send off striker Jamie Vardy for a dive, before handing the Hammers a penalty for pulling in the box.

He then failed to give the Foxes a similar decision later on, before giving what appeared to be a soft penalty decision for a foul on Jefrrey Schlupp by Carroll.

That decision saw Claudio Ranieri’s side rescue a point from the jaws of defeat, but Carroll was not impressed, saying he feels the referee made the decision to equal things out.

"It is always gong to happen (the foul on Reid), for me it was a penalty,” he told BBC Sport.

“The one given against me, he was going down before I got to him, 100% he took a touch, the referee has looked to even it out.

"A couple of decisions were not the greatest and got them a draw. At the end I feel like he has tried to equal it out. l think that is what he was going for, he ran straight into me."

West Ham will now be left ruing the latest decision to have gone against them in recent weeks.

It is not the first time this season they have been left aggrieved by a referee’s call this season, with growing discontent about the situation at Upton Park.

Recent results have certainly hampered their Champions League hopes, with them now sitting seven points behind Manchester City in fourth.

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