Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Leicester Metropolis: Foxes’ title hopes undergo blow

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Leicester Metropolis: Foxes’ title hopes undergo blow

Fabio Silva
Fabio Silva had the most effective probability of the sport however was denied by Kasper Schmeichel

Leicester Metropolis’s outdoors hopes of profitable the Premier League title suffered a blow after being held to a goalless draw at Midlands rivals Wolves.

Brendan Rodgers’ facet lie in third place, 4 factors adrift of league leaders Manchester Metropolis, who face champions Liverpool at 16:30 GMT, and now have an additional recreation in hand.

The guests have a wonderful away document this season however have been flat for big intervals of the competition and failed to completely take a look at Rui Patricio.

The Wolves goalkeeper gathered a few drives from James Maddison, however the efforts have been from vary and saved out comfortably.

Striker Jamie Vardy made his return from harm on the hour mark and nearly gained it in time added on however headed broad from a promising place.

Wolves had only one shot heading in the right direction all through the sport although it was the most effective probability for both facet – substitute Fabio Silva’s low strike from shut vary was fantastically saved out by Kasper Schmeichel at full stretch.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s facet defeated Arsenal final outing however have now gained simply as soon as in 10 league video games and stay 14th within the desk.

Lacklustre Leicester held

Leicester surprised English soccer by claiming a shock Premier League title solely 5 years in the past, however will really feel this was a missed alternative of their quest to repeat the feat.

Rodgers’ facet prolonged their run to at least one defeat in 10 video games, however failed to attract degree on factors with second-placed Manchester United, who have been held late on at dwelling by Everton on Saturday.

The draw means Leicester have collected 27 factors on their travels this season, the joint most alongside the Pink Devils, however a lacklustre displaying in entrance of objective means they failed to attain away from dwelling for simply the second time this marketing campaign.

Playmaker Maddison tried to weave his magic however was restricted to strikes from distance, whereas Kelechi Iheanacho smashed broad from an angle.

Harvey Barnes had a low shot brilliantly blocked by Max Kilman and Vardy – who missed three video games due to hernia surgical procedure – nearly made a dramatic impression on his return however despatched a header broad within the 92nd minute.

Scoring points for Wolves

Wolves have twice completed seventh since their return to the Premier League in 2018 and are performing beneath the lofty requirements they’ve set themselves.

Nuno’s facet have scored simply 23 instances in as many video games this season, failing to web for the eighth time, and are lacking the presence of talismanic striker Raul Jimenez within the opposition space.

Pedro Neto and Adama Traore typically acquired the higher of their opposing full-backs however have been unable to discover a team-mate with their remaining move, whereas January signing Willian Jose barely had a sniff.

Ruben Neves twice blazed over from respectable positions within the first half and so they might have netted when the ball fell for Silva eight yards out, however his side-footed shot was fantastically diverted away by Schmeichel’s outstretched foot.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad quantity11Participant identifyRui Patrício

  2. Squad quantity32Participant identifyDendoncker

  3. Squad quantity16Participant identifyCoady

  4. Squad quantity49Participant identifyKilman

  5. Squad quantity22Participant identifyNélson Semedo

  6. Squad quantity8Participant identifyRúben Neves

  7. Squad quantity28Participant identifyJoão Moutinho

  8. Squad quantity19Participant identifyJonny

  9. Squad quantity37Participant identifyTraoré

  10. Squad quantity12Participant identifyWillian José

  11. Squad quantity7Participant identifyPedro Neto

  1. Squad quantity2Participant identifyHoever

  2. Squad quantity17Participant identifyFábio Silva

  3. Squad quantity18Participant identifyGibbs-White

Leicester Metropolis

  1. Squad quantity1Participant identifySchmeichel

  2. Squad quantity21Participant identifyRicardo Pereira

  3. Squad quantity6Participant identifyEvans

  4. Squad quantity4Participant identifySöyüncü

  5. Squad quantity2Participant identifyJustin

  6. Squad quantity8Participant identifyTielemans

  7. Squad quantity20Participant identifyChoudhury

  8. Squad quantity17Participant identifyAyoze Pérez

  9. Squad quantity10Participant identifyMaddison

  10. Squad quantity15Participant identifyBarnes

  11. Squad quantity14Participant identifyIheanacho

  1. Squad quantity9Participant identifyVardy

  2. Squad quantity11Participant identifyAlbrighton

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 3-4-3

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 16Coady
  • 49Kilman
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 8NevesBooked at 45mins
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 19Castro OttoSubstituted forHoeverat 45′minutes
  • 37Traoré
  • 12Da SilvaSubstituted forFábio Silvaat 61′minutes
  • 7NetoSubstituted forGibbs-Whiteat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hoever
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 18Gibbs-White
  • 20Vitinha
  • 21Ruddy
  • 27Saïss
  • 42Richards
  • 54Otasowie
  • 57Lonwijk

Leicester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 6EvansBooked at 32mins
  • 4SöyüncüBooked at 54mins
  • 2Justin
  • 8Tielemans
  • 20Choudhury
  • 17PérezSubstituted forAlbrightonat 61′minutes
  • 10MaddisonBooked at 62mins
  • 15Barnes
  • 14IheanachoSubstituted forVardyat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Vardy
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 18Amartey
  • 19Ünder
  • 24Mendy
  • 28Fuchs
  • 33Thomas
  • 46Daley-Campbell

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