Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 11 August 2019

Score0-0
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueKing Power Stadium
Attendance32,015
Kick-off: 2.00pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 5 Leicester City won: 1 Drawn: 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 2 Leicester City scored: 8 Wolverhampton Wanderers scored: 8 Three of the last eight meetings in all competitions had now ended in a goalless draw.

0 Leicester City

Manager: Brendan Rodgers

0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender Jonny Evans
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Pereira
Midfielder Hamza Choudhury
Midfielder James Maddison
Midfielder Youri Tielemans
Midfielder/Forward Ayoze Pérez
Forward Jamie Vardy

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Ryan Bennett
Defender Willy Boly
Defender Matt Doherty
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Defender/Midfielder Jonny
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Rúben Neves
Midfielder/Forward Diogo Jota
Forward Raúl Jiménez

Substitutions:

Harvey Barnes for Hamza Choudhury 61
Marc Albrighton for Ayoze Pérez 76

Substitutions:

Patrick Cutrone for Diogo Jota 76
Romain Saïss for Rúben Neves 81

Cards:

Cards:

Jonny 31 Y
Rúben Neves 60 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Danny Ward
Defender Wes Morgan
Defender/Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Defender/Midfielder James Justin
Midfielder Dennis Praet
Midfielder/Forward Harvey Barnes

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender Rúben Vinagre
Defender/Midfielder Romain Saïss
Midfielder Pedro Neto
Midfielder/Forward Morgan Gibbs-White
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré
Forward Patrick Cutrone

Comments:

This was Leicester City's opening game of this Premier League season. They had lost their first game in each of the previous three seasons. The Foxes had now kept clean sheets in three consecutive home games in the Premier League for the first time since May 2017. City took 17 points from their last nine games in the previous season in Premier League; a total only bettered by the top two teams (Manchester City and Liverpool).

Comments:

Although this was Wolverhampton Wanderers' opening game in this Premier League season, due to their participation in the Premier League Asia Trophy and UEFA Europa League, this was already their sixth game in the 2019-20 season. Leander Dendoncker 'scored' after 51 minutes but the goal was disallowed via a VAR decision due to handball. Wolves had now lost their opening league game in one of the last ten seasons (at Leeds United in the League Championship in 2012). This was their first goalless draw in an away game since their visit to Barnsley in the League Championship on 13 January 2018. Wolves had now drawn 50 of their 191 games in the Premier League (won 48, lost 93).