Leicester in crisis as star striker charged by FA

Leicester City are in trouble, with star man Jamie Vardy having been charged with violent conduct following his red card against West Ham United, Sky Sports reports.

The 29-year-old scored the first goal for his side, but was sent off after picking up his second yellow during the 2-2 draw.

His first offence was a late challenge, while he was booked again when referee Jonathan Moss punished him for simulation in the Hammers’ penalty box.

However, the striker now faces further punishment after he reacted badly to the decision, which saw the Foxes go one man down, and will have until this Thursday to reply to the charges.

Given the result of the fixture and Tottenham Hotspur winning their match last night, the Leicester are now only leading the Premier League by five points, with four games left to play.

Alongside Vardy,West Ham striker Andy Carroll is also facing punishment from the English FA for his comments made about the referee after the match.