Wolves 2, Leicester 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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The line up was almost as predicted with Harvey Barnes not part of the squad and a late call probably for Marc Albrighton who made the team and was in real the only player not really seen as an obvious starter.

Nice to see that Caglar Soyuncu was all clear to play and also seeing James Maddison on the bench and later coming on really pleasing as the two had to leave the field vs. Randers.

Wolves is a difficult opponent and this season been outstanding defensively with captain Conor Coady showing his quality and England form. They also have Jose Sa in goal, the goalkeeper in Premier League with most saves, so to get a goal would be a difficult act.

Wolves started the scoring with a great strike from midfielder Ruben Neves after only 9 minutes and the awful stats of letting in sloppy goals continiues as the pressure on the ball was far from good enough in this situation.

Leicester had a lot of possession but chances were few and really not able to set up Patson Daka as the movement is not correct between players and you do not really get the finished article and the scoring options needed to use your possession to your advantage.

Youri Tielemans showed his magic after 41 minutes finding Marc Albrighton and setting up his assist to Ademola Lookman just pushing the ball over the line. A wonderfull goal and what we know this team is capabale off and 1-1 was well earned after first half.

Coming out 2nd half the match continued to wave forward and back between the two teams. But no real and clean chances set up by Leicester and with Jose Sa in good form he had no problems stopping what was needed.

Wolves instead used their skill and with a player like Podence able to win football games on his own, he was clinical after 66 minutes, scoring from a shot close to the post. Kasper Schmeichel had no chance and was not to blame as Wolves took a 2-1 lead.

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Leicester made two changes in the 74th minute bringing on Kelechi Iheanacho and James Maddison for Patson Daka and Wilfred Ndidi to push for an equalizer. Leicester managed to put some sort of pressure on Wolves towards the end but sadly no real chances were created.

A late corner did see Kasper Schmeichel sprinting forward but instead of a Leicester goal it could have ended badly with a total open goal to sprint down to but luckily Wolves sub Neto decided to shoot himself instead of passing and missed the target.

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We all know how difficult it can be at Molineux and Leicester are without a win at this place since 1996. Today never really threatening Wolves enough to see a win as possible.

One point should have been brought to the bag, but instead Wolves picked up three and this year so far is a tragic painting with no wins in PL so far.

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Winning in Premier League looks difficult at the moment and also to see Brendan Rodgers trying to make a major change in midfield and roll in Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall as a pivotal key player has not been a big success with almost no points in the bag with this type of structure.

You can easily be fooled looking at a players performance without judging the role in a full perspective and then in the end what counts are points and wins, and so far you have not seen much of it with this type of structure.

Leicester will play Randers away next in the Europa Conference League on Thursday and then no games before the meeting with Burnley on Turf Moor taking place on the 1st of March.

  • Positives
    • One fantastic goal scored, pure class
    • Tielemans and Albrighton showing positive signs
    • Had the ball the most showing that the team do have certain qualities
    • Maddison and Soyuncu both well and ready to play
  • Negatives:
    • Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall losing many tackles and doing sloppy passes in dangerous areas
    • Letting in a goal early on as the game again gets an uphill fight
    • Four yellow cards, Thomas, Lookman, Soyuncu, Albrighton
    • Again losing a game when possession is major and at least a draw should be possible

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Amartey 5, Albrighton 7, Thomas 5, Soyuncu 6, Ndidi 6, D-Hall 4, Tielemans 7, Daka 5, Lookman 6, Pereira 6 Subs: Maddison, Iheanacho

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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Youri Tielemans

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 35 / 65
  • Corners: 7 / 10
  • Shots on target: 3 / 7
  • Fouls: 12 / 9

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