As it happened: Wolves 0-0 Leicester
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16:558 months ago

That's all from us!

It ends goalless, but it was a half decent game of football.

Thanks for following it with us.

This is James Wynn signing off, see you next time!

16:558 months ago

Post-match reaction

Well, that was alright. 

Fabio Silva should've put Wolves ahead, but Vardy also could've won it at the death. 

Both teams will probably be content with a point, but both could've also won it. Leicester have now suffered just one defeat in 12, while Wolves have taken four points from Arsenal and Leicester on a bad run of form. 

Hopefully these sides don't meet in the FA Cup, because games between them tend to not produce goals. 

16:528 months ago

FULL TIME: Wolves 0-0 Leicester

A good game for a goalless draw, but for the third time in four games between these two, neither side can break the deadlock. 
16:508 months ago

90+2' Vardy chance!

That could've won it for Leicester!

Albrighton's cross is met by Vardy who gets in front of the static Wolves backline, but he fires just wide. 

That looked for all of the world it was in. 

16:498 months ago

90' Comes to nothing

The free-kick comes to nothing as Tielemans is found in space on the edge of the area, but completely mishits it. 

Three minutes added. 

16:488 months ago

90' Leicester free-kick

Albrighton is fouled by Hoever and Leicester have a chance to whip it into the box. 
16:468 months ago

88' Wolves sub

Morgan Gibbs-White is introduced for Pedro Neto, who's had a good game. 

That's a strange one. 

16:418 months ago

82' Leicester come forward

Leicester chance. Wolves have chances to clear the ball but fail to do so, but ultimately it comes to nothing as Albrighton fires way wide. 
16:368 months ago

77' CHANCE!

Biggest chance of the game! 

Neves brilliantly plays the ball through to Silva, who HAS TO score, but Schmeichel gets a toe to his shot to send it wide.

That was the chance for Wolves. 

16:358 months ago

76' Wolves corner

Wolves break after some concerted Leicester pressure, with Semedo's left-footed shot skimming Soyuncu and going behind for a Wolves corner. 
16:328 months ago

73' Big chance for Barnes

Leicester are coming back into this, and have their best chance. The ball falls for Barnes in the area in an identical position to his goal at Molineux in the 4-3 defeat in 2019, but while Coady's deflection took it in two years ago, Kilman's takes it wide today.

All set up for an interesting last 15. 

16:278 months ago

Deja vu?

For two of the last three games between these sides Wolves have dominated and had the better chances, yet they've both finished 0-0.

Looks like history is repeating itself again. 20 minutes plus stoppage time to change that. 

16:248 months ago

66' Wolves piling on the pressure

Only one team looking like scoring now. 

Neto does brilliantly to burst down the left wing and pull the ball back to a free Moutinho 20-yards out, but the 34-year-old fires way over. 

Disappointing, but Wolves are getting closer.

16:218 months ago

62' Yellow card

James Maddison is booked for a cynical foul on Adama Traore as he looked to break away. 

The Leicester man had to do it, but it wasn't exactly subtle. 

16:208 months ago

61' Substitutions

Brendan Rodgers plays his trump card as Jamie Vardy is introduced in place of Kelechi Iheanacho, while Marc Albrighton has also come on for Ayoze Perez.

Nuno also makes a change at the hour mark, as Fabio Silva comes on for Willian Jose. 

16:178 months ago

58' Short corner woes continue

Moutinho plays a corner short to Hoever, whose cutback is short and Leicester win the ball back. 

Against a side who are as fragile defending set pieces as Leicester are, that seems a strange decision. 

16:168 months ago

57' Wolves chance!

Brilliant from Traore!

The Spaniard had been pocketed by Justin for most of the first-half, but beats him with ease and finds Neto, who can't make good contact and Choudhury heads behind for a Wolves corner. 

Nuno's side piling on the pressure. 

16:138 months ago

54' Yellow card

A lightning fast break from Adama Traore ends with a yellow card for Caglar Soyuncu. 

Wolves' 37 nabs the ball from Hamza Choudhury in midfield and expectedly runs away from him, before Soyuncu bundles him over. Easy yellow card. 

16:078 months ago

48' Good start for Wolves

Wolves have started the half well, and get their first shot at goal.

Traore picks the ball up on the right and finds Neves, whose first time strike sails harmlessly over Schmeichel's crossbar in front of the South Bank. 

Meanwhile, Hoever has lined up on the left-hand side, with Semedo continuing on the right.

16:048 months ago

45' Half-time sub

A worrying sight for Wolves as Ki-Jana Hoever replaces Jonny at the break. 

The Spaniard looked assured on his return to the first-team, so hopefully he's just been eased in to the action. 

Surprisingly, Jonny Evans isn't withdrawn, despite being on a yellow card and hobbling at the end of the first-half. 

Back underway at Molineux. 

15:578 months ago

Half-time stats

A pretty even half at Molineux. Leicester just edge the stats, with six shots to Wolves five and 56% possession, but they have restricted their hosts to not a single shot on target. 

With Wolves tending to play better in the second 45 and Leicester able to bring Vardy off the bench, it should make for a good second-half. 

15:498 months ago

HALF TIME: Wolves 0-0 Leicester

For a 0-0 involving Wolverhampton Wanderers, that wasn't a bad watch. 

Neto and Barnes have impressed down the left for their respective sides, while Traore should have broken the deadlock after 15 minutes. 

Leicester look vulnerable at set-pieces, but also look dangerous down Wolves' right. All to play for in the second 45. 

15:478 months ago

45+1' Yellow card

Neves is booked for a late challenge on Maddison.

Meanwhile, there's a VAR check for a Wolves penalty, but nothing is given for a challenge on Semedo. Rightly so. 

15:468 months ago

45' Stoppage time

One additional minute at the end of the first-half. 
15:438 months ago

42' Maddison has an effort

Iheanacho holds the ball up well and tees up Maddison, but he has little room to get a shot off and fires straight at Patricio. 

Two minutes plus stoppages until half-time. 

15:388 months ago

37' Into the wall

Neves shoots into the chests of the four-man Leicester wall. Disappointing. 
15:368 months ago

36' Wolves free-kick

Big chance for Wolves coming up, as Choudhury blocks Neves' effort with his arm on the edge of the D. 

Central and 20-yards out, this should be perfect for Ruben Neves. 

15:358 months ago

34' Pinball!

Leicester had multiple chances to take the lead!

Barnes and Iheanacho link well before the latter's shot is blocked, before Maddison goes close a couple of times but his efforts are blocked as well. 

The pinball is brought to a halt as Maddison kicks Joao Moutinho while going for the ball. Brilliant defending in there by Jonny and Coady especially. 

15:328 months ago

32' Yellow card

The first yellow of the game is shown to Jonny Evans, who goes in high on Willian Jose.

A bit more contact and that could've been a different colour. 

15:288 months ago

27' Wolves coming back into it

Pedro Neto is causing Leicester serious problems. 

The 20-year-old beats Pereira on the Wolves left before crossing in to nobody, similar to the Maddison cross just moments ago. 

While Leicester are enjoying more of the ball, Wolves have had the better chances. Good game. 

15:278 months ago

26' Nothing comes of it

After a bit of pinball in the Leicester box, nothing comes of it. 

Rodgers' side are looking particularly vulnerable from set-pieces, however. 

15:268 months ago

26' Wolves corner

Wolves force another corner, where they've looked dangerous so far. 

Neto's attempted cross goes behind off Pereira. 

15:248 months ago

23' Leicester chance

The Foxes go close. 

Barnes beats Semedo with ease on the left-hand side before feeding Maddison down the line. The England international then fired a ball across goal, but no one was on the end of it. 

Leicester cementing their status as the better side in these last five minutes. 

15:218 months ago

20' Leicester chance

Leicester have their first effort, but it's a poor one. 

Conor Coady's goal-kick (yes really) is picked off in the Leicester midfield. Iheanacho is then fed through but decided to shoot at an angle instead of feeding Barnes, and his effort is high and wide.

Bad execution of a bad decision. 

15:168 months ago

15' Chance!

Wolves go close again! 

Neto does brilliantly to beat Evans and Tielemans on the left hand side, before looking up and pulling it back to Traore, whose shot is deflected wide. 

15:118 months ago

11' Neves shoots over

The resulting corner is flicked on by Traore to Neves, who fires over on the volley.

Very good chance for Wolves' number eight. 

15:108 months ago

10' Wolves corner

We have the first attack of note as Justin stops Traore's cross and Wolves have the first corner of the game. 
15:098 months ago

Cagey start

Eight minutes have passed at Molineux, and there's been nothing to report so far. 

Both sides are struggling to get a hold of the ball, while Leicester have committed a couple of needless fouls.

15:038 months ago

Three or four?

Wolves have begun in a back three, which usually means solidity but less attacking threat for them.

Nuno did suggest the shape could change during the game in his interview with Sky before the game.

15:008 months ago

Underway!

Martin Atkinson blows his whistle and this game is off and running!
14:518 months ago

Ten minutes to kick off....

Kick off is fast approaching at Molineux. 

Will Wolves finally score against Leicester, or will the Foxes win in Wolverhampton for the first time since 2006? We'll find out in the next two hours!

14:068 months ago

Team news reaction

The big news from the Wolves team sheet is the return of Jonny, who they have missed so much this campaign. 

While Neves and Moutinho provided Wolves' goals in their win against Arsenal in midweek, there is some question about their ability to work in tandem. The addition of Dendoncker should help that. 

For Leicester, it's as expected. Vardy's return to the bench should give them a boost, if it was needed for a side with just one defeat in their last 11. 

14:038 months ago

For Leicester...

Leicester are unchanged from their win at Fulham in midweek.

Jamie Vardy starts on the bench, but there is no room for Wilfried Ndidi. 

14:028 months ago

Here's how the hosts line up....

Two changes for Wolves. Leander Dendoncker replaces Willy Boly, while Jonny isn't just in the matchday 20, he starts! 

The Spaniard replaces Podence in what looks like a 4-3-3. 

13:408 months ago

Here's Jonny!

Some good news at long last for Wolves, as Jonny looks to be involved in the matchday squad for the first time this campaign. 

The Spaniard suffered an ACL tear against Olympiakos in August but seems to have miraculously returned in just six months. 

13:338 months ago

Team news coming up

There's just under half an hour until team news from Molineux reaches us. 

It's then we will find out who will replace Daniel Podence, how many 'problems' Nuno has and what role Jamie Vardy and Wilfried Ndidi will play on their return to the Leicester squad. 

01:498 months ago

Last meeting

Wolves and Leicester last met at Molineux 12 months ago, in which the two Champions League-chasing sides played out a goalless draw.

Willy Boly found the net just before half-time but VAR spotted an offside heel in the build-up, while Hamza Choudhury was sent off for a second yellow 15 minutes from time. 

If Wolves were offered the same scoreline now, you'd have to imagine they'd take it. 

19:208 months ago

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19:158 months ago

Brendan Rodgers' pre-match comments

“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist [to see what's gone wrong]. They’ve lost Jota, Jimenez, Doherty, they were key players for them. It’s very difficult to play to the level you have when you lose that level of player. You have to adapt to that.

“Jota and Jimenez, they are such goal threats. It takes time. Nuno has tried to evolve the team. They played a very clear system and now they are playing out of different systems. It takes that time to grow again in a different way.

“It hasn’t surprised me when they haven’t quite picked up the results. When I was at Liverpool, people wondered why we weren’t a goal threat when Suarez and Sturridge were out. Wolves don’t concede a lot of chances. They’re a good team."

19:108 months ago

Nuno Espirito Santo's pre-match comments

“They were happy, but we were aware that the game had different circumstances that happened. Mainly, it’s the happiness because we did our job, we played our game – the first-half with problems, the second with circumstances, but we did our game and the feeling was that we accomplished what we wanted.

“We must improve in terms of competing, every duel, and that was there. The priority – recover, the routines stay the same.”

19:058 months ago

Leicester team news

Leicester have been handed a big boost ahead of their trip to Molineux with the news that Jamie Vardy will return to the squad.

The 34-year-old Golden Boot winner has missed the last three games after undergoing a hernia operation, and Rodgers hinted he may start on the bench on Sunday.

Wilfried Ndidi is also expected to be available after a two-match absence, while Timothy Castagne, Wesley Fofana and Dennis Praet will miss the game. 

19:008 months ago

Wolves team news

With Nuno admitting that Wolves have "problems" ahead of Sunday's game, there has been much speculation about which players will be missing against Leicester. 

Rayan Ait-Nouri, Jonny, Marcal and Raul Jimenez are definitely out, while Romain Saiss is expected to miss his third straight game with a knock.

Daniel Podence, who only returned from injury to face Chelsea 10 days ago, was pictured at a London hospital on Friday and is expected to be unavailable. 

18:558 months ago

Leicester form

The Foxes bounced back from a disappointing defeat at home to Leeds to beat Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage in midweek.

First-half goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and James Justin gave Leicester their first win at Fulham since 1983, which saw them rise to third place in the Premier League table. 

The defeat to Leeds last weekend was Brendan Rodgers' side's only reverse in 11 games in league and cup. 

18:508 months ago

Wolves form

A self-destructing Arsenal allowed Wolves to end their eight-game winless league run in their last outing on Tuesday. 

The Gunners were in cruise control at 1-0 up following Nicolas Pepe's opener, but David Luiz's challenge on Willian Jose at the end of the first-half saw the Brazilian sent off with Ruben Neves converting the subsequent penalty. 

Joao Moutinho's wonder strike gave Wolves their first three points since mid-December, which was made even easier when Bernd Leno was send off for handling outside the area. 

All eyes will be on Wolves to see whether they were given the win by their opponents on Tuesday, or if the result can drive Nuno's side on to a strong second half of the campaign. 

18:458 months ago

Will Wolves break their Foxes duck?

Since beating the Foxes 4-3 in one of the best games of the 2018-19 Premier League season, Wolves have failed to score against City in three attempts. 

Two 0-0 draws last season saw Wolves have a goal chalked off by VAR in both, while a tepid display in November led to a 1-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium. 

With Wolves struggling to score goals against 11 men in recent games, that record looks good value to continue. 

 

18:408 months ago

Kick off time

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Leicester City will be played at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, England. 

Kick off is at 14:00 GMT. 

18:358 months ago

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