Leicester City 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Three things we learned

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City leaves the pitch, after receiving a red card during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Leicester City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers as James Maddison scored a classy goal on his home debut. Here’s what we learned from their 2-0 win:

A lucky, lucky win

Leicester City’s victory wasn’t so much about their own performance as it was about the luck that helped them all along. They started the game poorly, and they ended the same way as Jamie Vardy was sent off for a reckless, unnecessary and pathetic challenge on Matt Doherty.

There were moments of quality in between, particularly from Ben Chilwell, James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira, but overall, Leicester weren’t quite at the level that they were last week against Manchester United.

Claude Puel would know that had Wolverhampton Wanderers shared even a quarter of the luck that got the Foxes all three points, then it could easily have been a different story.

He has to demand improvements before the trip to the St. Mary’s Stadium.

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