Leicester 2-1 Wolves: 3 things learned inside King Power Stadium

Patson Daka of Leicester City with teammates (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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“Yes!” was the cry from 30,000 fervent home supporters as Timothy Castagne slotted home the winner for Leicester City’s first win in two months to lift them out of the relegation zone. It was tough, it was tense and it was terrific! three points was exactly what the doctor had ordered – here are the key things we learned from this game.

Caglar Soyuncu is more than good enough at Leicester City

"“Any player if they’re performing to a level in training, they will always get the opportunity. If not, it’s very difficult. You can’t just click your fingers, not train well and not be at your best level and then be thrown into a Premier League game.” Brendan Rodgers talking about Caglar Soyuncu – March 2023"

How ridiculous that comment now seems from our ex-manager and confirms a lot of what we know to be wrong about Rodgers’ final months in charge at City. Against Wolves, Soyuncu was the only Fox who produced a top-quality display from start to finish. He towered to win headers and keep his head against the ever-present shenanigans of Diego Costa.

The Turk’s pace, judgment and positional sense were exemplary when WWFC were nearing the goal. He also had a decent close-range shot saved by Jose Sa. Add this man-of-the-match display to his decent performance at Manchester City last week and the plot thickens.

It is absurd that we have had to see Leicester’s defence be so abject and calamitous up to this point. Rodgers played players of far less ability, and more importantly devoid of form, ahead of the Turkish international. In the past, I have questioned his performances because he had a habit of making some crazy efforts. But that scenario is where a manager earns his money and brings a clearly talented player back on track. Dean Smith, Craig Shakespeare and John Terry seem to have identified Soyuncu’s ability immediately and have him playing well, so what on earth was Rodgers thinking?!