Report | Wolves 0-4 Leicester

Wolves 0 Leicester 4 (Tielemans 8, Barnes 19, Maddison 65, Vardy 80)

Wolves suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Leicester City, who scored with all four of their shots at Molineux, which moved them above their hosts in the Premier League table.

A Youri Tielemans stunner eight minutes in set Wolves on their way for a miserable afternoon, where Harvey Barnes doubled Leicester’s lead before the break. Wolves had considerably more attempts than their visitors, who were simply more clinical, with James Maddison and Jamie Vardy adding to the misery after the break.

Back on home soil, Wolves had actually started well. Diego Costa, hunting for his first Wolves goal, turned into a shooting position in the opening stages and had a drive deflected over, while Daniel Podence and Joao Moutinho also tried their luck, but instead, it was the Foxes who took the lead with their first attempt.

Maddison stood over the wide free-kick, and although his delivery was headed away by Jonny, it fell only as far as Tielemans, who unleashed an unbelievable strike first time, in off the post.

The goal was against the run of play, and Wolves continued to have joy when working openings, but didn’t take them. First, Nunes was sent scampering into the City box, but was denied by the feet of Danny Ward, before heading a second presentable opportunity at him soon after and Maximilian Kilman nodded over from a corner during a period of old gold dominance.

And Wolves would be made to pay for those missed opportunities when the Foxes took the next one which they created. Maddison sprayed the ball wide to Barnes, who exchanged passes with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and firmly fired between the legs of Jose Sa.

Molineux was stunned, but Wolves knew a goal before half-time would help their situation, and Costa thought he’d found a way through when Nunes flicked on Moutinho’s free-kick to the back post, but as the Spaniard went to tap into an unguarded net, James Justin stuck out a leg to block on the line.

Then, on the stroke of half-time, Wolves’ best move of the game almost halved the deficit. Costa ran over the pass, allowing Podence the strike on goal, but although he caught it well and struck powerfully, Ward was equal to it, parrying the shot, before collecting Costa’s weak headed rebound.

Half-time | Wolves 0 Leicester 2

Wolves started the second period brightly, putting Leicester under pressure in search of a route back into the game, but once again chances went begging. Neves curled a free-kick just wide of Ward’s post, Daniel Podence dragged wide and Costa headed Moutinho’s corner straight at the Foxes goalkeeper.

However, like in the first-half, as Wolves left their chances unfinished, Leicester were clinical, as Maddison got the better of Nathan Collins on the edge of the box and whipped an effort in at Sa’s near post to extend the visitors’ lead.

Wolves looked beaten by that point, and once Kilman gave the ball away in another dangerous area, it allowed Timothy Castagne to scamper down the right and lay a low cross on for substitute Vardy to fire home from close range to complete the scoring.

Full-time | Wolves 0-4 Leicester

Wolves | Sa, Jonny (Semedo 66), Collins, Kilman, Bueno, Neves, Moutinho (B Traore 80), Nunes (Campbell 66), A Traore, Podence, Costa (Hwang 80).

Unused subs | Sarkic, Ait-Nouri, Mosquera, Hodge, Guedes.

Leicester | Ward, Castagne, Faes, Amartey, Justin (Thomas 88), Soumare (Mendy 61), Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall (Praet 61), Barnes (Albrighton 79), Maddison, Daka (Vardy 61).

Unused subs | Iversen, Soyuncu, Iheanacho, Perez.