Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City, 19 January 2019

Score4-3 to Wolverhampton Wanderers
RefereeChris Kavanagh
CompetitionPremier League
VenueMolineux
Attendance31,278
Kick-off: 12.30pm Wolverhampton Wanderers' only previous home game against Leicester City in the Premier League also ended in a 4-3 win. Premier League Head to Head Played: 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 2 Drawn: 1 Leicester City: 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers scored: 8 Leicester City scored: 8

4 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

3 Leicester City

Manager: Claude Puel

Goals:

Diogo Jota 4 G
Ryan Bennett 12 G
Diogo Jota 64 G
Diogo Jota 90 G

Goals:

Demarai Gray 47 G
Conor Coady own goal 51 OG
Wes Morgan 87 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Ryan Bennett
Defender Rúben Vinagre
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Defender/Midfielder Jonny
Defender/Midfielder Romain Saïss
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Rúben Neves
Midfielder/Forward Diogo Jota
Forward Raúl Jiménez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender/Right back Danny Simpson
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender Wes Morgan
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Pereira
Midfielder Nampalys Mendy
Midfielder/Forward Harvey Barnes
Midfielder/Forward Demarai Gray
Forward Jamie Vardy

Substitutions:

Matt Doherty for Rúben Vinagre 73
Morgan Gibbs-White for João Moutinho 81

Substitutions:

Jonny Evans for Harry Maguire 48
James Maddison for Harvey Barnes 73
Kelechi Iheanacho for Danny Simpson 83

Cards:

Ryan Bennett 44 Y
Diogo Jota 45 Y
Jonny 86 Y

Cards:

Nampalys Mendy 2 Y
Ricardo Pereira 45 Y
Wilfred Ndidi 58 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Ruddy
Defender Matt Doherty
Midfielder Ryan Giles
Midfielder/Forward Morgan Gibbs-White
Midfielder/Forward Hélder Costa
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré
Forward Ivan Cavaleiro

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Danny Ward
Defender Jonny Evans
Defender Christian Fuchs
Defender/Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Midfielder Hamza Choudhury
Midfielder James Maddison

Comments:

League position: 8th Diogo Jota became the first player to score a hat-trick in the top Division for Wolverhampton Wanderers since John Richards in League Division One on 1 October 1977, also against Leicester City at Molineux. It was their first hat-trick in a league game since Sylvan Ebanks-Blake against Norwich City in the League Championship on 3 February 2009. Wolves had now scored the winning goal in the 90th minute or after in three of their games so far in this Premier League season; more than any other team. They had now conceded three or more goals in consecutive league games for the first time since December 2015 in the League Championship. Conor Coady became the ninth player to score an own goal in consecutive games in the Premier League and the first since Everton’s Leighton Baines in October 2012. Ryan Bennett's goal was the first scored by an Englishman for Wolves in the Premier League since Matt Jarvis at Wigan Athletic on 12 May 2012.

Comments:

League position: 9th Leicester City had now scored a total of 601 goals in the Premier League (played 483, conceded 699). Diogo Jota became the first player to score a hat-trick against the Foxes since Manchester City's Sergio Agüero in the Premier League on 10 February 2018. City had now lost four of their last five games in all competitions. This was the 100th game in the Premier League when a team had scored three goals and lost.