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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Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka of Leicester City (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) /

Jamie Vardy – 7

A criticism levelled at the 2023 iteration of Jamie Vardy has been that matches have simply passed him by without his involvement being felt too keenly. This was still the case in some parts today but there was a sense that his movement in build-up was more conducive to the whole-team approach.

His well-timed run helped to open up and evade the Wolves back line and he used his experience to win a penalty that a younger forward may not have utilised. Vardy was substituted at half time.

Patson Daka – 6

For a man playing out of position on the left flank, Patson Daka did all that could be expected of him. The Zambian struggled out there but still used his physicality to roll his full-back on the odd occasion to drive into space.

He did get caught short a couple of times to cede a petty foul, but his work rate and determination can not be criticised.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall – 7

Dewsbury-Hall is a curious case, in that there are a lot of individual unforced errors, but the style with which he plays is so important to the team effort. His half-time introduction saw this theory  vindicated.

The midfielder’s introduction frightened Wolves into retreating, and gave City more attacking thrust on the left-hand side, but he blazed over with the scores tied and continued to make silly mistakes such as misplaced passes.

Wilfred Ndidi – 6

Ndidi was introduced late on for the underwhelming Tielemans, and did an ample job in keeping the midfield tight. The Nigerian did manage to squander half of his attempted passes, but made a few important clearances with the match in the balance.

Dennis Praet – 6

Dennis Praet was being briefed as the eventual winner was scored, and Smith elected to continue with the substitution, in place of Tete thereafter.

There wasn’t much to the Belgian’s appearance in his fourteen minutes other than a few neat touches and passes.

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Nampalys Mendy – N/A

Entered the fray at minute 85 and therefore did not have time to make a lasting impact.