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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Youri Tielemans of Leicester City (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) /

Youri Tielemans – 5

Tielemans’ quicker-than-expected return was a key factor in reigniting hopes for some Foxes fans that their side might preserve their Premier League status. If Leicester City are to do so, their self-declared Star Man will need to put in a better shift than he did today.

The Belgian was comfortably City’s worst performer, and his lapse in concentration allowed his pocket to be picked and Cunha to drive home for the visitors’ goal. This carried on throughout until he was hooked in the second half.

Boubakary Soumare – 7

For 45 minutes, it looked as though Dean Smith’s brave call to side with Soumare ahead of Wilfred Ndidi and Nampalys Mendy was not paying off. The Frenchman was sluggish and passive, showing little sign of ridding himself of the habits he picked up under Rodgers’ tenure.

To his credit, Soumare stepped up towards the game’s latter stages, and showcased how powerful he can be when he burst forward with the ball to set up Kelechi Iheanacho who inexplicably elected not to shoot. A crisp one-two with Patson Daka allowed Soumare to release Kristiansen to square for Castagne’s winner.

Tete – 7

Another player for whom the output can be simply described as ‘much better’, Tete started to look like the exciting player he had shown flashes of becoming in the early stages of his City career. Speed, craft, agility and dynamism, were all on show as that spark we saw so early appeared to be returning.

While not directly involved in either goal, the promise in his performance is certainly back.

Kelechi Iheanacho – 8

One thing Kelechi Iheanacho has always been good at has been receiving the ball in space and exploiting it until the cows come home. The Nigerian was excellent when picking up between the lines, with supporting runs from Tete and Patson Daka helping to maximise that space.

His neat through ball set Jamie Vardy away, who duly rounded Jose Sa before being hauled down in the area. With Leicester City’s No.9 on the deck and receiving treatment, Iheanacho consummately deal with with the spot-kick to equalise.