Wolves 0, Leicester 4, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Brendan Rodgers did a change and gave Patson Daka a position in the starting line-up, he also swapped James Maddison for Dennis Praet as Leicester again had a solid side in place at Molineux.

Leicester got a magnificant start after just 8 minutes. A deflected James Maddison free kick ended with Youri Tielemans as he scored from a smashing volley.

Everything looked controlled from then on, despite giving Wolves a chance to dominate the field play as they tried to push Leicester back. Danny Ward looks to be more and more comfortable in goal and credit to Brendan Rodgers for being resolute and standing by the Welsh international who has been under massive critic from most sources including this website.

Some good Wolves attempts were stopped by Ward and also by Leicester defenders who also looked very controlled and having their best team peformance today as the goal and penalty area was kept clean and tidy.

Then when Leicester rolled up their next big chance and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall finding Harvey Barnes with a perfect pass, it was an easy task for the latter to score from close range on Jose Sa in the Wolves goal.

Leicester kept their momentum and stopped every attempt from Wolves, who had their captain Ruben Neves running the business and making it all difficult for Leicester midfielders, but still Tielemans and Maddison showed what they are capacity of, good support also from Soumare and Dewsbury-Hall who must be given a few points for their massive work rate.

Leicester were 2-0 up at half time and going out 2nd half it was just to continue the work and keep on going in the same pattern.

2nd half started again with a strong Wolves pressure but both Traore and Costa never came to chances that were proper enough to see a scoring coming.

Leicester made three changes after 62 minutes bringing on Mendy, Praet and Vardy for Soumare, Dewsbury-Hall and Daka, just slotting them in as they took up the same positions, and that quality and routine showed how Leicester are capable of using their squad to best practice.

Just minutes after James Maddison scored from close range with a perfect placed shot and Leicester were 3-0 up with three great finishes, just a perfect day, really.

Then to see Jamie Vardy also scoring the last and fourth goal of the day made it a perfect afternoon at Molineux. Jamie Vardy also had his assist on Maddison’s perfect shot.

A difficult game away perfectly handled by Leicester and a bit more than expected always lovely to see this happening and as well walking off the bottom of the table and above the relegation zone makes it all look a bit more positive

  • Positives
    • Scoring four fantastic goals
    • Tielemans showing the way with a perfect volley, what a goal
    • Brendan Rodgers getting his tactics correct again, great to watch
    • Great day at the office from a defensive point of view as well as offensively
    • Again a high levelled team performance
    • Danny Ward making crucial saves and looking more adjusted at set pieces
  • Negatives
    • Giving the ball away too many times
    • Yellow card on Faes

Player Ratings: Ward 8, Justin 7, Castagne 7, Amartey 7, Faes 8, Soumare 6, Tielemans 8, Maddison 8, Daka 6, Barnes 7, Dewsbury-Hall 7, Subs: Mendy, Praet, Vardy, Albrighton, Thomas

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Youri Tielemans

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 61 / 39
  • Corners: 9 / 2
  • Shots on target: 5 / 4
  • Fouls: 10 / 13

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