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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Boubakary Soumare of Leicester City (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) /

Boubakary Soumare has arrived – at last

Soumare was another athlete who seemed to disappear after a few months of his career in the east Midlands. He was seemingly disinterested in playing at the club. Incidentally, in the disgraceful Bournemouth defeat, he came out of the game with very little credit.

In the first half of the most recent game, ‘Bouba’ was playing no more than okay and not really massively involved when he needed to stand up in a fierce midfield battle. When he came out in the second half he seemed re-energised: blasting into tackles and turning on the afterburners to travel with the ball and close down spaces. He looked like he had been told in no uncertain terms what was expected of him and what was going to help us win the football match. A memorable moment saw him rush past a trio of opponents before setting up a one-on-one for Kelechi Iheanacho; an opening the Nigeria international strangely failed to get a shot away in.

Soumare’s moment of brilliance came in the 75th minute when a small one-two link-up with Patson Daka released Viktor Kristiansen to set up Timothy Castagne for the winner. It was an excellently devised piece of football that unlocked the opposition defence and was a key moment in victory.