Stat Attack - Leicester

Adrian almost bailed the Hammers out on Tuesday night - we take a look at his performance here

For the second visit to the King Power Stadium in succession, West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian cut a frustrated figure at the final whistle.

A fine individual performance went unrewarded in almost identical circumstances to the previous visit.

Then, the Spanish stopper had saved David Nugent’s penalty and looked set to be earning the Hammers a point until Andy King deflected home late on to give his side the victory.

On Tuesday, the same man headed home with just four minutes of extra time remaining to give Leicester another 2-1 win.

Just as on that day in April it would have been wrapped up far earlier had it not been for the heroics of the West Ham No13, who seemingly at times formed a one-man barrier between the hosts and the goal.

It didn’t look that way in the first half, when Leicester had just two shots on target, but they soon upped the intensity after the break and gained sight of the visitors’ goal on a more regular basis.

Adrian was at full stretch to claw out a goalbound header from Leonardo Ulloa – one of three saves he made in the second period.

He was to be even busier in extra time, saving five more efforts on his goal – including a one-on-one from Riyad Mahrez – before King’s pinpoint header finally beat him

It was harsh on Adrian, who was undoubtedly the Hammers’ Man of the Match for his rearguard action and his display earned praise from both bosses.

Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri said: “We created 10 clear chances to score the second goal but we could not beat this keeper. I think he was man of the match.”