Leicester City 1-0 Wolves Player Ratings

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Leicester City overcame a poor Wolverhampton Wanderers side who failed to show any ambition in going forward for large parts of the game. It was a frustrating afternoon for Wolves, who had looked better in previous weeks but it was the Wolves of old that turned up at the King Power as Nuno’s men reverted back to type.

Although it was a poor Wolves performance, the result was overshadowed by a shocking VAR decision by Anthony Taylor who failed to watch VAR back in real-time, despite the head of VAR claiming it wasn’t a penalty. This sort of incompetence should result in some sort of disciplinary for a referee who’s clearly out of his depth.

Rui Patricio

Massive penalty save to keep the score at 1-0 – even if he did take it full force in the knackers. The lack of distance on his goal kicks did put Wolves under unnecessary pressure from time to time as Leicester regained possession higher up the pitch. 7/10

Rayan Aït Nouri

A brain dead decision to give away the penalty in the first half which could perhaps be explained by a lack of maturity and experience. You simply can’t be diving in blindly in the penalty area in 2020. A massive contrast in performances compared to the Palace game. 3/10

Max Kilman

Was incredibly unlucky to have a penalty given against for a decision that is nothing short of disgraceful but was also quite sloppy in possession. Should have buried a chance that fell at his feet in the 67th minute that would have put the game on level terms. Did incredibly well to get around on the cover to deny Barnes late on to keep Wolves in the game. Just like Aït Nouri, his performance wasn’t up to the standard of his previous outing. 6/10

Conor Coady

Didn’t have to do much at all but Vardy did get in front of him on a couple of occasions that could have been costly. Couldn’t really get on the ball and hit those diagonals we’ve all become accustomed to but this was probably due to the way Rodgers had set his team up to nullify Wolves’ play which can be very one dimensional. 6/10

Willy Boly

Defended the six-yard box aerially all game and was probably the pick of the defence. Would love to see Boly and co bring the ball out from the back more often just like Fofana had done for Leicester. 7/10

Nelson Semedo

The only Wolves player in the first half that showed any positive and willingness to get forward and make things happen. He’s really stepped up the past few weeks and is looking some player – if only his teammates showed as much ambition as he did. 8/10

Ruben Neves

A sloppy pass was intercepted early on when he could have set Daniel Podence free and slowed play down far too much. Maddison and Tielemans ran rings around both him and Dendoncker in the first half. His lack of legs is a real issue in games like this as players like Maddison just run off him like he’s not even there. He was so unlucky not to get on the scoresheet – it looked all but in until Schmeichel pulled one out the top drawer. 6/10

Leander Dendoncker

Both him and Neves looked lost in the centre of midfield in the first half as they struggled to have any impression on the game. Probably his worst game in a Wolves shirt in a while after such a great start to the season. 5/10

Pedro Neto

Drove the team forward early on but couldn’t find a man when it mattered. Had a good effort saved by Schmeichel in the second half that he could have perhaps done better with. Neto did always seem busy throughout the game but it wasn’t his best game. 6/10

Daniel Podence

Struggled to get into the game at all and was crowded out more often than not. Picked up the ball more centrally in the second half in which Wolves did look marginally more threatening. Was probably the right man to come off for Adama Traore. 6/10

Raul Jimenez

Forgot he was on the pitch in the first half but I think that says more about the horrific style of football we had to witness. Was a little more involved in the second half but the game passed him by as it seems to do on occasions. 4/10

Subs

Adama Traore

Injected a bit of life into the game and his introduction changed the way that Leicester approached the game as they looked to nullify his threat. 6/10

Fabio Silva

Didn’t have much impact on the game in the time he had on the pitch. N/A

Marcal

Didn’t have much impact on the game in the time he had on the pitch. N/A

 

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