A new low against a team who wanted it more and it might have been worse but for a sensational early spot kick save by Adrian.
Let’s get the brutal facts out of the way first: The hosts took the lead through Esteban Cambiasso after a dinked ball in bounced off the back of James Collins and the striker – who should have been closed down – moved forward to fire his team in front from 20 yards.
Two minutes later in the 14th, Jenkinson brought Ulloa down in the box but Adrian threw himself to his left to turn Nugent’s spot kick around the post – brilliant but once again shocking defending.
The Hammers found a way back in the 32nd minute when Kouyate met Song’s ball into the box and after controlling it, fired into the bottom left hand corner.
The game was lost late on on the 86th minute via a scruffy goal from King who turned Vardy’s close range shot past Adrian..
Whilst we had been were controlled in possession and both Song and Downing looked on their game, we didn’t really possess a sharp edge although Sakho had been denied by keeper Schmeichel at the near post.
Kouyate had also been unlucky when firing against the upright after sending in a shot which Schmeichel did well to turn away.
After that it was all cut and thrust and Cresswell was forced to make an unbelievable stop on the line just before the Leicester winner.
For all the huffing and puffing towards the end after we saw the usual late subs – Carlton Cole (79th) and Nene (88th) all was lost.
The attempted possession stuff was well and good but the hosts – given their desperate position – always looked the hungrier and in the end their appetite for the game proved conclusive.
The horrible truth is that we failed to grab victory over a team which was incredibly vulnerable defensively and at times often offering us acres of space.
There’s not a single positive to take from this 90 minutes and where the Davids go from here isn’t exactly rocket science.
A serious low of epic proportions I’m afraid!