I don’t care what anyone says, that Dendoncker goal should have stood at the King Power back in August.
I’ve just been watching the replay again and you cannot actually prove it hits Willy Boly’s arm. Could easily have been the top of his shoulder given the angle of his body.
We’ve since seen goals given where a handball looks far more obvious and identical incidents where the goal stands.
Wolves may not have gone onto win anyway, but it feels sore we didn’t get the opportunity to find out.
Still, given how well the Foxes have done since, it was a useful point all the same.
I really thought they’d have no problems putting Villa away over two legs in the League Cup and that’s a big opportunity missed for a talented side to win a trophy.
The FA Cup is still up for grabs though (home to Birmingham in the next round) and if they finish inside the top four, as looks likely, that achievement alone will make it a highly successful season.
After a mini-wobble, they’ve got their league campaign back on track with a thumping win over West Ham and a useful draw against Chelsea last time out.
They’ll know Molineux is a tough place to go and with Man City at home next up, it’s a challenging run of fixtures for the Foxes.
They of course took Ryan Bennett (who scored for Wolves in this fixture last season) on transfer deadline day, which raised a few eyebrows on both sides, but as we know from experience, he’s a reliable, underrated performer. Good luck to him there.
Jamie Vardy isn’t having a great time of it of late, but remains the Premier League’s top scorer with 17 goals.
Maddison, Barnes and Perez are the other major attacking threats that need to be nullified if Wolves are to get anything from the game. They’ve shared 21 goals already.
The away end
Some comments lifted from the pre-match thread on the Foxes Talk forum.
Torn on whether we should match them up and go 3-4-1-2 or stick to our usual formation of 4-1-4-1. The home game vs these was horrible but they make it difficult and I don’t want them to easily do a number on us, so if that means we have to fight fire with fire for 60-70 mins then so be it.
Will go for a draw, which I would be happy to take. Wolves are one of the worst teams for us to play because they are the best counter attacking team in the league. Our style plays perfectly into theirs. Against Man United, both teams cancelled each other out because both play on the break, but because we are a proactive team, we will leave lots of space in behind which they can easily take advantage of. That said, we aren’t 3rd through luck and have the firepower to beat them. At the start of the season we played really passively against them which led to the 0-0 where we never really tried to get going. This time round I think we will take the game to them, and that will make it an exciting game all round.
This has all the makings of a very tough game. They’re looking more and more solid at the back, especially since the return of Boly. Traore vs. Chilwell has disaster written all over it. Put it this way, I’ve brought him in to my FPL team mostly on the basis of this game. Hope I’m wrong.
What Makes this game..which both Set of fans,having been Dreaming of this for DECADES ….Its a midlands & PL Top 4-6 clash…!!! Both Set of fans,should appreciate & respect…this period in both our clubs recent history….and each other…. Maybe in These times of some cynical Football Media cover & tragedy……Applauding both Teams would be a Good president…No matter the result and VAR..!! Hold the Hate for the Manutd, & Arsenals….and a tad dislike,vor any other Team that gets your fancy… I just Think Wolves & Leicester have re-awakened, the footballing midlands,by pushing that Bit more forward and become Top 4 candidates… Wolves & Foxes a bit more Canny & guile, than the others….Something worth Howling about….We have become the hunters..not the hunted....!!Now theres a Good journo’s headline
Nuno showed his ruthlessness against Man Utd. It would have been easy to keep Dendoncker in the back three and Neto out wide, but he wanted his best XI on the pitch at Old Trafford and he knows what it is.
I don’t think Jota has had a great season and Dendoncker has been superb in Boly’s absence, but the cold reality is both Jota and Boly are important players.
To have Neto, Dendoncker and Podence ready and waiting in the wings feels like a real luxury and could make all the difference down the home stretch.
We’ve got to start getting the first goal and asking the opposition to respond. This team are good frontrunners and can see games out but we’re not getting the chance to prove it enough this season.
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, nobody predicted a 0-0 against Man Utd last time out. This is how the top of the Prediction League table is shaping up with Iceni Wolf still 4 points clear at the top.
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