Player ratings as borefest ends scoreless in Molineux
Wolves recorded their first Premier League clean sheet at home since October, holding Leicester City to a 0-0 draw at Molineux.
In a lackluster 45-minute opening, Pedro Neto was the standout player, creating several half-chances for the hosts. James Maddison also had a few goal sights but didn’t take advantage of them.
Wolves got off to a good start after the break, with Adama Traore looking particularly dangerous. The best chance of the game for the home side came 12 minutes from time, when Kasper Schmeichel muffled Fabio Silva’s shot to deny a certain goal.
Leicester then moved closer to a Jamie Vardy header in the stoppage time, the ball whistling just past the post.
Here are your notes from Wolves and Foxes players of Molineux…
Rui Patricio (GK) – 7/10 – Made three saves, none of which was particularly taxing.
Leander Dendoncker (CB) – 7/10 – Inserted in back three and faced well. Dominant in the air.
Conor Coady (CB) – 7/10 – A pretty simple day at the office. He offered us some long branded balls.
Max Kilman (CB) – 7/10 – Read the game superbly and covered well when Leicester snapped forward.
Nelson Semedo (RWB) – 6/10 – A few loose touches in the first half. Seemed leggy at times and offered little in the final third. That said, he did well with Harvey Barnes.
Ruben Neves (CM) – 7/10 – Fairly comprehensive midfielder presentation. He interrupted threatening attacks from Leicester and moved his team forward.
Joao Moutinho (CM) – 7/10 – The passes were flashy but effective everywhere. The shooting could have been better.
Jonny (LWB) – 6/10 – Made his first appearance of the season after recovering from long-term injury. Stepped up rehab with a solid, albeit unspectacular 45-minute stint.
Adam Traoré (RW) – 7/10 – James Justin kept him quiet at first, but he burst into life after the break, creating some good chances and shooting four fouls.
Willian Jose (ST) – 5/10 – Barely entered the game before being transported after an hour.
Pedro Neto (LW) – 7/10 – The brightest spark on the pitch in the first half. It created most of the wolves’ chances but faded slightly as things progressed.
Ki-Jana Hoever – 7/10 – Rarely tested by Leicester after replacing Jonny’s return at half-time.
Fabio Silva – 4/10 – Missed a goalkeeper late in the second half.
Morgan Gibbs-White – N / A
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) – 7/10 – Rarely troubled. Quickly exited to prevent Silva from winning a second half winner.
Ricardo Pereira (RB) – 7/10 – Stay away from his physical form and it shows. Not as dangerous as we know, but he stoically defended himself.
Jonny Evans (CB) – 7/10 – Good display. He made seven clearances and gathered the back line.
Caglar Soyuncu (CB) – 7/10 – A few moments of rash. It was largely solid though.
James Justin (LB) – 7/10 – Engaged in a fascinating battle with Traore with the pair of punches all afternoon. Another exciting offensive display too.
Youri Tielemans (CM) – 7/10 – Pulled the ropes from the depth, making two key passes. Full of energy.
Hamza Choudhury (CM) – 7/10 – Broke play effectively, racking up five tackles. In possession, he suffered some lack of concentration.
James Maddison (AM) – 6/10 – His team’s most dangerous player in the first half. Guilty of a few unnecessary shots and passed out after the break.
Ayoze Perez (RW) – 6/10 – A few bright moments around the opponent’s area but once again he failed to score or assist. Must start producing soon with competition for locations rampant.
Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) – 6/10 – held the ball impressively and created a few openings.
Harvey Barnes (LW) – 6/10 – Involved in most of Leicester’s promising attacks and carried the ball well in transition.
Marc Albrighton – 5/10 – A bit predictable in the last third.
Jamie Vardy – 5/10 – Got a chance after stepping in and heading just wide.