Leicester City 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Match Report
Leander Dendoncker

A goal ruled out by VAR proved costly for Wolves as they earned a goalless draw with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Defender Caglar Soyuncu was handed the responsibility of replacing the departed Harry Maguire for the hosts, with summer recruit Ayoze Perez also handed a start by Brendan Rodgers.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo stuck to his tried and trusted methods, with Ruben Neves and Jonny returning to the starting line-up after being left out of the midweek Europa League action.

Both sides started by knocking the ball around confidently, but there was little in the way of goalmouth action during the opening ten minutes.

As the clock ticked on it was the Foxes who started to dictate the play in the middle of the park, but they were unable to fashion any clear-cut chances against a resolute Wolves backline.

That remained the pattern up until half-time, by which point neither side had had a shot on target.

Early in the second half the visitors though they had broken the deadlock when Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker netted following a corner, but a VAR decision ruled the goal out for handball by Willy Boly.

Just after the hour mark the hosts brought on Harvey Barnes to replace Hamza Choudhury to try and give them some extra threat from midfield, but with 20 minutes left to play City had still not tested visiting keeper Rui Patricio.

Summer signing Patrick Cutrone got his first taste of Premier League action as he came on for Wolves 14 minutes from time, before the game petered out into a tame goalless draw.