With the news that Man City is expelled from the Champions League in the next two seasons, the game changed slightly in importance as the two clubs are both in the chase for a CL spot now, but again Molineux is a “spooky” arena.
Leicester had the game in their hands as they are showing even without Wilfred Ndidi that they are a top top team. Hamza Choudhury might not be as good as Ndidi, but he bites the opponent with every opportunity, but sometimes it gets a bit more aggressive than needed.
The first chance to count was a shot from Youri Tielemans, deflected by Wolves defender Boly, and that was a good shot from distance. But the chance for Caglar “Cags” Soyuncu after 24 minutes was a one that could have seen Leicester taking the lead, but unluckily the header went just wide.
The game went a bit both ways after that but just before half time, in the 45th minute Wolves took the lead with a great powering battle inside the penalty box. First Coady won an air battle with Hamza Choudhury and Boly nicely took the next header and everything looked ok, but VAR had seen something that needed to be checked.
TCF is in great support of VAR, as it makes the game more accurate and with referee errors corrected, you will be loads of tons better than letting errors just flow. The offside was of the “minor once”, but if it’s 2mm, or 2meters, it’s an offside. The shades of clear or unclear is no discussion it’s offside, and of course not something you like if it goes against you, surely.
Leicester and Wolves entered 2nd half with the result still 0-0 and of course as a foxes fan you have a dream of getting all three points, but as we were too experience it would be a long struggle to get anything out of those last 45 minutes plus.
Hamza Choudhury was unfairly booked and with that in mind and the way the youngster is playing with a bit of “biting” as part of his game, he will always be punished and as we witnessed in the late stages of the game a red card was given.
Before the red card, Caglar Soyuncu had cleared of most of the situations in front of the Leicester goals, but the pressure from Wolves and playing the last minutes of the game with only 10 men, made it even more difficult.
Wolves had a good game plan and they neutralized Jamie Vardy, playing with that three men defense, looks very effective against Vardy’s one man “party”. To get away from Molineux with a point is no bad result, so in a way very happy after last nights battle with Wolves.
- Getting a result being one man less in the final stages of the game
- “Cags” Soyuncu, what a player he has turned out to become
- Keeping a clean sheet
- VAR again effective and showing the accuracy we love for football
- Hamza fighting in a very difficult job, red carded, but in a way doing his job
- A good battling defensive job by all players
- Hamza red carded, keeping him on the field was a big risk
- Not able to put pressure on Wolves enough to get a goal
- Not enough clear chances to be able to win the game
- Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Pereira 6, Chilwell 5, Evans 7, Soyuncu 8, Choudhury 7, Tielemans 6, Maddison 6, Vardy 6, Barnes 5, Perez 5, Subs: Albrighton, Praet, Morgan
- Leicester City, Man of the Match
- Caglar Soyuncu
Match Stats (H/A):
- Possession: 53 / 47
- Corners: 7 / 0
- Shots on target: 3 / 3
- Fouls: 13 / 8
- Offsides: 1 / 0