Tottenham Hotspurs' title hopes lie with referee as Vardy faces investigation

Jamie Vardy was sent off on Sunday but it could be his actions after the red card was shown that are most damaging to Leicester City’s title bid.

The FA are waiting for a match report from referee Jon Moss, who showed Vardy a second yellow card for simulation in the 2-2 draw with West Ham United on Sunday, before deciding whether or not to charge the England international.

Having been sent off, Vardy appeared to launch a foul-mouthed tirade at Moss. If the official match report documents Vardy’s behaviour as something not allowed within the laws of the game, the striker may face a charge.

Diego Costa was recently given an additional match ban after failing to leave the pitch when sent off and Vardy will find himself in a similar situation if the FA decide to hit him with a misconduct charge.

The one-match ban for the red card rules Vardy out of Leicester’s home game against Swansea City next weekend but the idea of missing him for the following game is much more concerning for the Foxes, who face a trip to Old Trafford on 1st May.

Leicester are unbeaten in eight Premier League games and won five on the bounce before Sunday’s draw. It’s a run that has them eight points clear in the title race. Spurs have a game in hand on Monday evening and will hope to close the gap before Leicester find out Vardy’s fate.

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