Leicester secured a 2-0 victory over Premier League newcomers Wolves, as Nuno’s side fell short in their first away game of the 2018/19 campaign.
Wolves started on top with Joao Moutinho hitting the bar after a wonderful strike which had the Danish international Kasper Schmeichel beat in the third minute.
Wolves kept the pressure on Leicester winning early corners, however Leicester began to grow into the game and get their foot on the ball which calmed the game down.
Despite Leicester creating some threats in midfield, Wolves hit the woodwork again but with a little intervention from Schmeichel. Raul Jimenez picked up the loose ball from the edge of the area forcing the keeper into a quick reaction save on to the post.
Despite the lack of goals, Wolves are exciting to watch but just failing to find the target. This lack of finishing came back to haunt them when a whipped in ball from the right was flicked off of Matt Doherty’s head to put Leicester ahead in the 29th minute.
As half time approached, both teams were trading attacks but it was Leicester who capitalised with James Maddison placing a strike in the bottom right corner after advantage was given by Mike Dean.
Despite Leicester being 2-0 up, Wolves could feel hard done by. Leicester grew throughout the half and wouldn’t have wanted it to end.
The second half started brightly with the introduction of Adam Traore who was threatening with crosses. He added to the Wolves attack considerably but Schmeichel and Chilwell nearly had an embarrassing mix up before Chilwell recovered.
Leicester looked threatening on the counter whereas Wolves were adding to their corner count. However, Vardy’s reckless challenge on Matt Doherty forced Mike Dean to dismiss the player with a straight red on 65 minutes. He was replaced with Morgan Gibbs-White as a result of the challenge.
Traore continued to threatened the 10 men of Leicester coming close to setting up Leo Bonatini from a cross. Bonatini failed to work Schmeichel on an easier chance 10 minutes later.
Wolves just weren’t clinical enough and the 10 men of Leicester were able to see off their opponents. Claude Puel’s men worked hard and were organised even without Vardy which saw them grind out their first win of the season.
Wolves have yet to win and have entertained in both of their opening games. However, despite the exciting football, they have failed to beat 10 men in their second game in a row.
Wolves host Champions Manchester City next week and they may have to wait for their first win another week. Leicester visit St. Mary’s to face off with Southampton who themselves have only a point.
With it being early in the season, the table isn’t a concern and from both sides performances today they can be confident they will pick up more points throughout the campaign.