Jamie Vardy sent off, but Leicester ease to victory over Wolves
Leicester City 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jamie Vardy sent off, but Leicester ease to victory over Wolves

19/08/2018

Leicester City had Jamie Vardy sent off but it did not stop them from recording a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Foxes led at the half-hour mark through a Matt Doherty own goal, the defender heading in just as Wolves were on top at the King Power Stadium.

New signing James Maddison, who impressed in Leicester's opening defeat by Manchester United, curled in his first Premier League goal on the stroke of halftime.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men when Vardy, making his first start of the season, was shown a straight red for a high tackle on Doherty but Wolves were unable to capitalise.

Leicester manager Claude Puel lauded the Premier League newcomers and said his side were fortunate to escape with a win.

"Congratulations to them because they played well -- they are difficult to read, they cause a lot of difficulty. It is difficult to defend against them," he said.

"We were lucky. My players kept a good attitude and mentality. It was important to have the right attitude."

Wolves' Portuguese manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who saw his side clinch a point in an opening-day 2-2 draw with Everton, was sanguine about the loss.

"The way we played makes me proud but I am not happy with the result. We have to be accurate in the final moment, we could and should do better," he said.

Related news

Manchester City beat Manchester United through David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan goals

Manchester City beat Manchester United through David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan goals

Manchester City took the derby spoils with a 3-1 victory over rivals Manchester United thanks to goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan, with Anthony Martial pulling one back for the visitors.

Arsenal winless league run extended to three games after draw with Wolves

Arsenal winless league run extended to three games after draw with Wolves

Arsenal extended their run without a league win to three games after a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.

Chelsea fail to breakdown Everton in Stamford Bridge stalemate

Chelsea fail to breakdown Everton in Stamford Bridge stalemate

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata had three penalty appeals turned down as Maurizio Sarri's men drew 0-0 against Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool see off Fulham in controversial win at Anfield

Liverpool see off Fulham in controversial win at Anfield

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a controversial 2-0 win over Fulham at Anfield.

Juan Foyth's header gives Tottenham Hotspur win over Crystal Palace

Juan Foyth's header gives Tottenham Hotspur win over Crystal Palace

Juan Foyth banished the memory of his nightmare Premier League debut to score Tottenham Hotspur's only goal in a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Leicester, Burnley draw at emotional King Power following Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha death

Leicester, Burnley draw at emotional King Power following Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha death

Leicester City shared a 0-0 draw with Burnley at the King Power stadium on Saturday when football again took a back seat with emotional tributes to the club's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata nets two in victory over Crystal Palace

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata nets two in victory over Crystal Palace

Alvaro Morata made it four goals in his last four Premier League matches with a brace as he helped Chelsea to a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

Sergio Aguero scores 150th Premier League goal as Manchester City rout Southampton

Sergio Aguero scores 150th Premier League goal as Manchester City rout Southampton

Manchester City made light work of Southampton as three goals inside the opening 18 minutes put them in complete control en route to a 6-1 win.

Nervy Tottenham survive two second-half penalties to win at Wolves

Nervy Tottenham survive two second-half penalties to win at Wolves

Tottenham Hotspur held on nervously to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 away in the Premier League on Saturday after conceding two second-half penalties.

RELATED NEWS

Manchester City beat Manchester United through David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan goals
Manchester City 3 - 1 Manchester United

Manchester City beat Manchester United through David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan goals

Manchester City took the derby spoils with a 3-1 victory over rivals Manchester United thanks to goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan, with Anthony Martial pulling one back for the visitors.

Arsenal winless league run extended to three games after draw with Wolves
Arsenal 1 - 1 Wolves

Arsenal winless league run extended to three games after draw with Wolves

Arsenal extended their run without a league win to three games after a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.

Chelsea fail to breakdown Everton in Stamford Bridge stalemate
Chelsea 0 - 0 Everton

Chelsea fail to breakdown Everton in Stamford Bridge stalemate

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata had three penalty appeals turned down as Maurizio Sarri's men drew 0-0 against Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool see off Fulham in controversial win at Anfield
Liverpool 2 - 0 Fulham

Liverpool see off Fulham in controversial win at Anfield

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a controversial 2-0 win over Fulham at Anfield.

Juan Foyth's header gives Tottenham Hotspur win over Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Tottenham

Juan Foyth's header gives Tottenham Hotspur win over Crystal Palace

Juan Foyth banished the memory of his nightmare Premier League debut to score Tottenham Hotspur's only goal in a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Leicester, Burnley draw at emotional King Power following Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha death
Leicester 0 - 0 Burnley

Leicester, Burnley draw at emotional King Power following Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha death

Leicester City shared a 0-0 draw with Burnley at the King Power stadium on Saturday when football again took a back seat with emotional tributes to the club's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata nets two in victory over Crystal Palace
Chelsea 3 - 1 Crystal Palace

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata nets two in victory over Crystal Palace

Alvaro Morata made it four goals in his last four Premier League matches with a brace as he helped Chelsea to a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

Sergio Aguero scores 150th Premier League goal as Manchester City rout Southampton
Manchester City 6 - 1 Southampton

Sergio Aguero scores 150th Premier League goal as Manchester City rout Southampton

Manchester City made light work of Southampton as three goals inside the opening 18 minutes put them in complete control en route to a 6-1 win.

Nervy Tottenham survive two second-half penalties to win at Wolves
Wolves 2 - 3 Tottenham

Nervy Tottenham survive two second-half penalties to win at Wolves

Tottenham Hotspur held on nervously to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 away in the Premier League on Saturday after conceding two second-half penalties.