Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 18 August 2018

Score2-0 to Leicester City
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionPremier League
VenueKing Power Stadium
Attendance32,043
Kick-off: 3.00pm This was Leicester City's first win in the top division against Wolverhampton Wanderers since a 5-1 win (including a hat-trick by Alan Smith) at Filbert Street on 10 December 1983 in League Division One. Premier League Head to Head Played: 3 Leicester City won: 1 Drawn: 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 1 Leicester City scored: 5 Wolverhampton Wanderers scored: 4

2 Leicester City

Manager: Claude Puel

0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

Goals:

Matt Doherty own goal 29 OG
James Maddison 45 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender Jonny Evans
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender/Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Pereira
Midfielder James Maddison
Midfielder Nampalys Mendy
Midfielder/Forward Demarai Gray
Forward Jamie Vardy

Starting lineup:

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

Substitutions:

Daniel Amartey for Marc Albrighton 60
Adrien Silva for Demarai Gray 82
Kelechi Iheanacho for James Maddison 82

Substitutions:

Léo Bonatini for Diogo Jota 46
Adama Traoré for Hélder Costa 46
Morgan Gibbs-White for Matt Doherty 69

Cards:

Jamie Vardy 66 R
Jonny Evans 78 Y
Harry Maguire 90 Y

Cards:

Morgan Gibbs-White 74 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Danny Ward
Defender Christian Fuchs
Defender Wes Morgan
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Amartey
Midfielder Adrien Silva
Midfielder Rachid Ghezzal

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender Kortney Hause
Defender Rúben Vinagre
Defender/Midfielder Romain Saïss
Midfielder/Forward Morgan Gibbs-White
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré
Forward Léo Bonatini

Comments:

League position: 9th For the second consecutive season in the Premier League, Leicester City’s first home game was a 2-0 win against a newly-promoted team (versus Brighton and Hove Albion in 2017). The Foxes had now won two of their last nine games in the Premier League. City had now been shown six red cards in the Premier League since Claude Puel became manager in October 2017; three more than any other team (Huddersfield Town and Watford, both three).

Comments:

League position: 14th Wolverhampton Wanderers had now equalled their club record of 16 games in the top division without a win (also between January and August in 1970). There had now had an opposition player sent off in each of their opening two games of this Premier League season. Wolves had now won one of the last 26 games in the Premier League (at Queens Park Rangers on 4 February 2012).