As It Happened: Leicester City 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
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16:58a month ago

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16:54a month ago


A valiant effort from Wolves in the second half as they pushed to find a way through, but they couldn't find one in the end.

A brilliant first half performance from Leicester City and a great goal from Vardy to seal the win.

Very entertaining game!

16:51a month ago

90+1' | Change For Wolves!

16:49a month ago


Conor Coady has the ball in the Leicester City net, but it is ruled out for offside. VAR checked and confirmed that the right decision was made.

So close for the travelling side.

16:48a month ago

87' | Traore Huge Chance!

Huge chance for Adama who broke free down the left hand side and had Jimenez free in the middle. He chooses to cut inside and go alone before picking out Gibbs-White who's shot is blocked behind for a corner.

Wolves pushing.

16:46a month ago

85' | 5 Minutes To Go...

Just over 5 minutes to go here at the King Power Stadium. Wolves pushing for an equaliser.
16:39a month ago

78' | Traore Shot Deflected Wide.

Traore wins the ball on the edge of the Leicester City box and fires a shot with his left foot, which is deflected wide. Heart in mouth stuff forΒ Leicester, as Schmeichel dived the opposite way.
16:37a month ago

77' | Vardy Fires Wide!

Vardy once again is able to bend his run in behind and latch onto the end of a pass, but fires wide from the right hand side of the box. He tried to go near post to beat Jose Sa.
16:32a month ago

71' | Another Great Tackle From Coady.

Once again, Vardy runs off the back of the Wolves defenders but Coady is able to recover and put in a brilliant last ditch tackle.

He's got Wolves out of lots of dangerous situations today.

16:28a month ago

66' | Traore's Shot Is Saved

Traore persists brilliantly and eventually wins the ball, which sits up nicely for a volley. Traore hits is well but it is held by Schmeichel.

Wolves knocking on the door here. It is becoming a very entertaining game.

16:26a month ago

66' | First Change For Wolves.

16:25a month ago

64' | Jimenez Heads Wide.

Hoever has done brilliantly to create space down the right hand side and whip a cross in, but Jimenez can't direct his header goalwards.
16:24a month ago

64' | Great Tackle From Coady.

Vardy slides through Barnes who goes one on one with Sa, but Captain Conor Coady is able to get back and perform an inch perfect slide tackle to stop Barnes shooting.

Goal saving tackle!

16:22a month ago

61' | Changes For The Home Side.

16:17a month ago

56' | Good Spell For Wolves.

Good spell in the game for Wolves here. They are keeping the ball well and troubling Leicester, especially down the right hand side with Trinacao and Hoever.

Hoever's shot from just outside the right hand side of the box goes wide.

16:11a month ago

50' | Big chance for Wolves!

Traincao and Neves link up brilliantly which results in Trincao going through one on one. He couldv'e tried to square it to Raul but he goes alone and his shot is saved.

Big chance!

16:07a month ago

47' | Moutinho Shoots From Range...

Moutinho picks up a loose ball and unleashes a shot from the edge of the box but it floats over the bar.
16:05a month ago

45' | Second Half Kick Off!

The second half is underway.
16:04a month ago

Second Half About To Get Underway...

The teams are out and ready to start the second half of this game. Can Wolves find a way back into it?
15:58a month ago

It Was Bound To Happen...

15:49a month ago

Half Time: Leicester City 1-0 Wolves!

Leicester go into the break in the lead after Jamie Vardy put them ahead. Wolves have looked to sit in and counter attack, and should have had a goal through Adama, but clinical Vardy gave his team the lead.
15:42a month ago

Leicester City 1-0 Wolves.

Jamie Vardy latches onto the end of a Ricardo Pereira cross, and flicks it past the diving Jose Sa. The cross had so much pace on it that it only needed a flick from the Englishman.Β 

Wolves won't be happy with the ease that Ricardo was able to get that cross in.

15:41a month ago


Jamie Vardy puts the home side ahead. A great finish from the cross which is whipped in.
15:37a month ago


Traore breaks away with his pace and goes through one on one with Schmeichel, but puts his shot wide. Huge chance for Wolves to take the lead. It's almost a carbon copy of the one he scored against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium two years ago.
15:35a month ago

33' | Vardy Spins In Behind!

Vardy once again spins in behind and loses his marker, but can't quite get a good enough shot off to beat Sa. He goes for a backheel as the ball was bouncing slightly behind him.
15:30a month ago

Possession Stats After 30 Minutes.

Possession stats after half an hour.

Leicester City:Β 66%

Wolverhampton Wanderers: 34%

This shows the pattern of the game so far. Wolves sitting in, trying to keep solid and then pounce on the counter attack. Leicester looking to pick holes in the Wolves defence.

15:27a month ago

25' | Vardy Shoots From Outside The Box.

Jamie Vardy is able to turn and get his shot off, but it is easy enough for Jose Sa as it is straight down his throat.

Once again, Vardy proving to be a threat to Wolves.

15:25a month ago

23' | Neves Unleashes From Range - Way Over.

Ruben Neves lines one up from range but his first touch isn't good, which allowed the ball to get a little far away from him resulting in him stretching for the shot, which flies way over the bar.
15:23a month ago

21' | Wolves Clear Off The Line!

A cross is met by James Maddison who heads past Jose Sa, but Romain Saiss is in the right place at the right time to stop the ball going in, and Wolves can clear. Jamie Vardy, and his pace is the constant threat to Wolves here. They seem to be struggling to contain him.
15:18a month ago

17' | Traore Covers 60 Yards (quickly)

Adama Traore has his first run of the season as he beats multiple Leicester defenders to try and spark a counter attack for Wolves. He gets up to the edge of the box but his shot is blocked.
15:16a month ago

14' | Vardy OFFSIDE!

Jamie Vardy has the ball in the net but he didn't time his run correctly and was caught offside.

Early warning signs for Wolves as he has made that run multiple times, and is getting closer to getting it right.

15:11a month ago

10' | Vardy Shot Saved By Sa.

Vardy spins in behind and creates a little bit of space for a shot, but it is a tame one from the left hand side of the box and Jose Sa is down to make his first save in the Premier League.
15:09a month ago

08' | Jimenez Draws A Foul.

A lovely bit of skill from Wolves' number 9 draws a foul just inside the Leicester half. A chance to relieve a little bit of the pressure that the home side have created by controlling the ball.
15:06a month ago

05' | Leicester Controlling The Ball.

The home side are controlling the ball with Wolves sitting deep and hoping to catch them on the counter attack. No chances of note created just yet.

Wolves sitting in a 5-4-1 formation when they don't have the ball.

15:03a month ago

02' | Leicester Press Early.

Wolves have the ball in their defensive third but can't find a ay out as Leicester press high and put the defenders under presure.

Good intense start to the game from both sides here.

15:00a month ago

00' | Kick Off!

We are underway at the King Power Stadium!

Wolves have the kick-off, kicking right to left.

14:58a month ago

The Teams Are Out!

Wolves follow Leicester City out onto the pitch, greeted by an incredible atmosphere!

Handshakes all done, and we are ready!

14:53a month ago

The Teams Are Coming Out!

The teams are coming out here at the King Power Stadium!

The home fans have created an electric atmosphere.

Can't wait for this!

14:46a month ago

15 Minutes To Go!

Just a quarter of an hour to go here until both sides get their Premier League campaign underway!
14:43a month ago

Elsewhere In The Premier League!

Manchester United ran riot at Old Trafford as they put five past rivals Leeds United!

14:32a month ago

Just Under 30 Minutes To Go!

Just under half an hour to go until kick off at The King Power Stadium. It's going to be a good one!
14:20a month ago

The Scene Is Set!

14:08a month ago

The Main Man Is Back!

As for the away side, the Mexican is back and ready to start scoring again!

After 8 months on the sidelines, RaΓΊl Jimenez is back up front for Wolves. He was so dearly missed last season and Wolves fans will be hoping he can fire again today.

14:05a month ago

Dangerous Front Four!

The dangerous Leicester City front four will be hoping to get their campaign off to a flying start today. The pace of Vardy and Barnes with the creativity of Maddison in behind them could pose a huge threat for the travelling Wolves side.
14:03a month ago

And Here's How Wolves Line Up!

14:02a month ago

Here's How The Home Side Line Up!

11:54a month ago

The Day Is Finally Here!

11:53a month ago

Wolves Team News!

Wolverhampton Wanderers have has an indifferent window, not bringing too many first team signings through the door. Jose Sa will be making his competitive debut for the club today, as he completed a move from Olympiacos over the summer.

Wolves injury list however, is rather long and all of these players are big misses for the travelling side.Β 

Bruno Lage is without; Willy Boly, Yerson Mosquera, Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, Jonny Otto.

11:48a month ago

Leicester City Team News!

Jannick Vestergaard is the main talking point for the home side today as he recently completed his Β£15 million move from Southampton. He is available to play today.

Elsewhere the home side will be without Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, James Justin and Nampalys Mendy who are all injured. Tim Castagne is also a doubt.

Despite this however, Leicester still have a very strong squad, with the likes of James Maddison, Youri Tielemans and many more who have the ability to change a game.

11:40a month ago

It's Game Day!

Today is finally the day Wolves fans have been waiting for. It is their first chance to see new manager Bruno Lage in action.

However, they face one of the toughest challenges in the league as they head to Leicester City.

This game promises to be a cracker!

23:20a month ago

Leicester City vs Wolves Kick Off Time.

The fixture kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 14th August and is LIVE from The King Power Stadium in Leicester.
23:15a month ago


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