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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City Live Commentary, 23/10/2022

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WOL
LEI
Y. Tielemans (8)
H. Barnes (19)
J. Maddison (65)
J. Vardy (79)
Molineux Stadium

Commentary

That's all for today. Goodbye.
Next up, Wolves travel to Brentford in the Premier League, with Leicester hosting Manchester City.
Leicester scored four goals with their first four shots to secure their first away win of the season and move out of the relegation zone. Wolves started brightly, but a stunning goal from Tielemans gave Leicester an early lead. A free-kick was cleared to his feet, with the Belgian sending a first-time shot into the top corner. Barnes then doubled the Foxes’ advantage, slotting the ball through the legs of Sa after a smart one-two with Dewsbury-Hall before Costa and Podence both went close. However, Wolves could not swing the momentum in their favour, with Maddison and Vardy both scoring after the break. The two combined, with Vardy sliding the ball to the midfielder to drill a shot into the bottom corner from outside the box before the striker got his first goal of the season. The 35-year-old latched onto Castagne’s cross to smash the ball in from close range.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: WOLVES 0-4 LEICESTER CITY
W. Faes
Yellow Card
Leicester City
90' + 3' Faes gets a yellow card after a late challenge with Wolves breaking away.
90' Three minutes of additional time are to be played.
90' Ironic cheers as referee Oliver falls over during a Wolves counter-attack. Even louder cheers from the away fans with Podence in an offside position after receiving the ball from substitute Traore.
89' Leicester fans chant with their side four goals to the good. Very different to the home support, with a large position leaving their seats early.
L. Thomas
J. Justin
Leicester City
88' A change at full-back with Justin replaced by Thomas.
86' Maddison sends a powerful cross into the box that is met by Albrighton. The Leicester substitute heads the ball well over but has a smile on his face. It is their first shot that has not resulted in a goal.
Nélson Semedo
Yellow Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
85' Semedo now gets a yellow card for a challenge on Justin in Wolves' third. He slides him down with Justin bursting forward.
83' Semedo bundles into the back of Justin inside Leicester's defensive third. With men forward and the defender under pressure, there was no need to make that challenge.
B. Traoré
João Moutinho
Wolverhampton Wanderers
81' Substitution for Wolves. Moutinho is replaced by Traore in the midfield.
Hwang Hee-Chan
Diego Costa
Wolverhampton Wanderers
80' Substitution in the Wolves attack. Costa is replaced by Hee-Chan.
T. Castagne
Assist
Leicester City
79' Castagne rushes down the right and looks for men in the middle. He finds Vardy, with Albrighton behind him if he missed the ball.
J. Vardy
Goal
Leicester City
79' GOAALLLL! VARDY SCORES! 4-0 LEICESTER! Four shots and four goals for Leicester. Bursting into the middle of the box, Vardy meets the low cross from Castagne and taps the ball into the net. It's his first Premier League goal this season and his third against Wolves.
M. Albrighton
H. Barnes
Leicester City
79' Barnes gets a rest. He is replaced by Albrighton.
77' Campbell's inswinging corner comes out to Moutinho whose first-time shot from outside the box is blocked. It was going well wide.
76' Maddison's corner goes over the head of Barnes in the middle of the box.
74' Neves now chips a ball forward from deep but it bounces into the gloves of Ward. Costa was nowhere near it.
72' Substitute Campbell whips a cross into the box but it has too much power on it and it goes out for a goal-kick.
69' Wolves should count themselves unlucky that they are three goals behind. Leicester have scored from all three shots that they have had. The away side have accumulated an xG of just 0.37.
Nélson Semedo
Jonny Castro
Wolverhampton Wanderers
67' Substitution at right-back for Wolves. Jonny is replaced by Semedo.
C. Campbell
Matheus Nunes
Wolverhampton Wanderers
66' Substitution for Wolves. Matheus is replaced by Campbell.
J. Vardy
Assist
Leicester City
65' Vardy has an assist to his name moments after coming on as a substitute. Praet wins the ball back originally, with the striker sliding the ball into Maddison's path.
J. Maddison
Goal
Leicester City
65' GOAALLLLL! MADDISON SCORES! 3-0 LEICESTER! The away side have been efficient in attack. The ball is passed to him by Vardy. The playmaker then brushes off Traore before drilling the ball into the bottom corner from outside the box.
65' Wolves have had most of the ball in the second half (61.1 per cent) but have struggled to get inside Leicester's box.
63' On the right, Matheus chips a ball into the box from deep towards Costa. Anticipating it, Ward strides out confidently to collect the ball.
J. Vardy
P. Daka
Leicester City
62' Substitution for Leicester in the striking position. Daka is replaced by Vardy.
D. Praet
K. Dewsbury-Hall
Leicester City
62' Dewsbury-Hall comes off with an assist to his name. Praet comes on in his place.
N. Mendy
B. Soumaré
Leicester City
61' Soumare is replaced by Mendy in the Leicester midfield.
59' Before today, the away team has never won in any of the 10 Premier League meetings between Wolves and Leicester (D4 L6). They’ve also failed to score on seven occasions, although the three times the away side scored was the Foxes (two 3-4 defeats and a 1-2 defeat). That may change today.
57' Neves avoids a booking after clattering into Maddison on the halfway line. However, Michael Oliver is chatting with the midfielder.
56' Bueno wins and then takes a corner for Wolves, but it goes straight to Ward who runs out to claim the ball. Leicester fans then sing the name of their goalkeeper who has done well so far.
54' From the resulting corner, Moutinho's corner is met by Costa but his tame header from close range bounces into the gloves of Ward.
53' Podence drives down the left and slots the ball into the path of Neves, he then looks to slide it into the path of Traore but it is clipped behind for a corner.
51' Bueno's cross from the right is hooked clear by Faes. Podence then gets the ball outside the box and drives an attempt towards the goal but it goes well wide.
50' Neves curls a free-kick positioned outside the box just wide of the right post. He decided to go for the bottom corner of the goalkeeper's side but misses the target.
49' Traore's looping ball into the middle of the box is met by Costa who flicks it towards Podence. He smashes the ball towards the goal from a tight angle but his attempt is blocked by Castagne.
48' Traore breaks down the right and looks to put a cross in. However, the ball bobbles off his shin and bounces out for a goal-kick.
47' Wolves have failed to score a first half goal in eight of their 12 games, only Bournemouth (9) and West Ham United (9) have failed to score more often in the Premier League this season.
46' Matheus lets the ball drop over his shoulder outside the box before shooting but his attempt is blocked. It rolls back to Ward in the Leicester goal.
46' Wolves get the game back underway.
Wolves must start the second half as they did the first. They put pressure on the Leicester defence, with Podence, Matheus and Traore all causing problems. However, after conceding, they lost confidence, allowing the away side to control the game until the final few minutes of the opening 45. Costa has looked good at times, but he must have more support, otherwise, Faes will nullify his threat. For Leicester, they must keep looking to spring on the counter with Barnes and Maddison. The Foxes have regularly found space in the wide areas, with the latter making untracked runs into the box.
A sublime strike from Tielemans kickstarted a slow Leicester side who have a two-goal lead at the break. Wolves dominated the opening exchanges, with Podence, Costa and Moutinho all having shots before the Belgian broke the deadlock. A free-kick from the left could only be cleared to the edge towards the midfielder, who rifled the ball into the top corner with a first-time strike. The momentum turned, with the Foxes scoring a second soon after. This time it was Barnes who slotted the ball through the legs of Sa after a neat one-two with Dewsbury-Hall. Wolves fought back in the last couple of minutes but couldn’t find the net. First, it was Costa who had his close range attempt blocked on the line by Justin, before Podence had his shot pushed away by Ward.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: WOLVES 0-2 LEICESTER CITY
45' SAVE! Ward still has his clean sheet after a great save. Podence is free on the left of the box and angles his shot towards the top corner. The Leicester goalkeeper pushes his attempt away before catching a tame header from Costa who was looking to score the rebound.
44' Faes is there once again. This time he clears away Traore's low cross from the right that was aimed towards Matheus.
43' Costa has attempted four shots in this game, more than any other player on either team. However, he is yet to test Ward.
42' BLOCKED! Moutinho's inswinging cross is flicked by Matheus towards Costa. The former Chelsea man looks to have a simple finish from close range, but Justin is positioned well to block his shot.
40' The ball comes out to Bueno who aims for Costa in the middle. Running backwards, his header is deflected behind by Faes who is getting the better of him so far.
38' Traore looks to burst forward and slide the ball towards Costa, but his pass is intercepted by Faes. He ran towards a congested space, with the away side packing the middle of the pitch.
36' A large cheer from the away fans after a switch to Traore goes over his head. After their bright start, they have struggled to get into Leicester's defensive third.
34' Leicester have lost all five of their Premier League away games this season – only once in their league history have they lost their first six on the road, doing so in the top-flight in 1957-58. It looks like that stat will not change after their first half dominance.
32' That is the second time that Maddison has missed the ball after it was crossed low towards him after Barnes did the same earlier in the match. From a Wolves point of view, they must track his run, otherwise, he will score sooner rather than later.
30' Justin wins the ball off of Traore and feeds it to Dewsbury-Hall. The duo play a one-two outside the box with the midfielder putting a searching ball across the area. On the right, Maddison bursts through the crowd to try and get onto it, but the ball evades him.
28' Traore attempts to beat Justin down the left after receiving a long switch from Neves, but the winger loses his footing. The ball rolls out for a goal-kick.
27' Getting onto a long ball forward, Daka looks to knock the ball over Kilman and run past him, but the defender does well to recover possession.
25' Leicester lost 2-1 against Wolves in their last league meeting but haven’t lost consecutive matches against them since August 1992 in the second tier. It looks unlikely that they will lose today after two quick goals.
23' Costa barges into the back of Faes and concedes a free-kick. He is frustrated at how the game has slipped away from Wolves so quickly in the first half.
21' Daka almost closes down Sa, he closes down the goalkeeper but the ball deflects against him and back to the Wolves man. That could have been game over already.
K. Dewsbury-Hall
Assist
Leicester City
19' Dewsbury-Hall waits for the pass from Barnes who bursts inside from the left, he then watches the run from the scorer to slot him through.
H. Barnes
Goal
Leicester City
19' GOAALLLLL! BARNES SCORES! 2-0 LEICESTER! Wolves started the game the fastest, but they now find themselves two goals behind. Barnes plays a quick one-two with Dewsbury-Hall on the left of the box before slotting the ball through the legs of Sa from close range.
15' 41.5% of the action has been in the Leicester City third over the last 15 minutes.
14' OVER! Kilman heads the ball over from close range after connecting with Moutinho’s inswinging corner.
11' Traore pulls the ball across the goal towards Costa who has his effort blocked.
10' SAVE! Wolves almost score an immediate equaliser. Nunes is one-on-one with Ward, but the goalkeeper comes out to block his effort.
Y. Tielemans
Goal
Leicester City
8' WHAT A GOAL! 1-0 LEICESTER! The free-kick is cleared to the edge by Jonny. First-time, Tielemans smashes the ball into the top corner from outside the box. Sa was given no chance.
Jonny Castro
Yellow Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
7' Jonny gets a yellow card after he brings down Barnes who was breaking down the left of the pitch.
7' Moutinho shoots from the edge but the midfielder drags his low effort wide.
6' Wolves are all over Leicester in the early stages. Podence cuts the ball back to Costa who rolls it past Castagne before his deflected effort goes over the bar.
5' The inswinging free-kick from Neves is cleared away by Dewsbury-Hall.
4' Collins has the ball in the box but it is hacked clear. Now Maddison gives away a free-kick on the opposite side.
3' Free-kick to Wolves after Faes slides down Traore. The ball is in a crossing position from the right with Neves over it.
2' Early chance for Wolves. Soumare gives the ball away inside the Leicester half with the home side retaining possession outside the box. The ball then comes to Podence on the left who has his shot blocked from a tight angle.
1' Leicester get the game underway.
Wolves are unbeaten in all five of their home Premier League matches against Leicester City (W3 D2), winning 2-1 against the Foxes last season. They’ve only faced Fulham more often at home in the Premier League without losing (seven games).
As for Leicester, Rodgers makes two alterations to the team that beat Leeds during the week. Maddison returns from suspension and is preferred ahead of Praet who drops to the bench, with Daka leading the line instead of Vardy.
Wolves make two changes to the side that were defeated by Palace last time out. At right-back, Semedo is replaced by Jonny, with Moutinho coming in for Traore in the midfield. Costa, who starts in the striking position, is still looking for his first goal at his new club.
LEICESTER SUBS: Caglar Soyuncu, Marc Albrighton, Nampalys Mendy, Luke Thomas, Jamie Vardy, Dennis Praet, Ayoze Perez, Kelechi Iheanacho, Daniel Iversen.
LEICESTER (4-1-4-1): Danny Ward; Timothy Castagne, Daniel Amartey, Wout Faes, James Justin; Boubakary Soumare; James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Harvey Barnes; Patson Daka.
WOLVES SUBS: Matija Sarkic, Joseph Hodge, Chem Campbell, Boubacar Traore, Rayan Ait Nouri, Yerson Mosquera, Hwang Hee-Chan, Nelson Semedo, Goncalo Guedes.
WOLVES (4-2-3-1): Jose Sa; Jonny, Nathan Collins, Maximilian Kilman, Hugo Bueno; Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves; Adama Traore, Matheus, Daniel Podence; Diego Costa.
Leicester are at the bottom of the table after Forest’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool at the City Ground. The Foxes had a dismal start to the season, where they collected just one point from their first seven matches but have improved their form in recent weeks. In October, they have lost just once, beating Forest and Leeds as well as drawing with Crystal Palace. However, Brendan Rodgers’ side have struggled away from home, failing to get any points from the five games on the road.
One point separates Wolves and Leicester, with both teams inside the Premier League relegation zone. However, Steve Davis' side will move out of the bottom three if Aston Villa or Leeds United lose to Brentford or Fulham respectively, with all three matches taking place simultaneously. The home team have won just one of their last four fixtures, losing their other three, with their only victory coming against Nottingham Forest. However, their form at Molineux has been strong, with their only loss coming at the hands of Manchester City.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary for the Premier League clash between Wolves and Leicester City.