Leicester player ratings as Foxes beat Wolves 2-1

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) /
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There are a number of different emotions that must be bursting through each Leicester City fan this evening, after Dean Smith secured his first three-point haul in his maiden King Power Stadium bow. Pride in the performance, relief at the result, and bemusement at leaving a match with a smile on their face to name just three.

City took on Wolverhampton Wanderers on the back of a horrific run of form, knowing that nothing but a win would suffice in their fight for survival, and achieved it through a Kelechi Iheanacho penalty and a Timothy Castagne strike. The visitors had taken the lead early on through Matheus Cunha, killing any momentum the Foxes had built up from their start.

Next up in this mega week is a trip to Elland Road to face Leeds United, ahead of the visit of Everton the following Monday, a repeat result in those encounters would push City up on to 34 points. Before we focus on those fixtures, here at Foxes of Leicester we’re issuing our player ratings after today’s colossal result.

Daniel Iversen – 7

Hearts were in City fans’ mouths late on as Ruben Neves, fresh from a two-game suspension and with a point to prove, wound up a free-kick with the game poised at 2-1. The Portuguese took aim, but Iversen was a match for it, impressively sticking to his chosen side (where Neves aimed), avoiding taking that fateful step that ‘keepers so often do that affects their weight and momentum. There was little he could do to prevent Wolves’ opening goal.