English Premier League
Result: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Leicester City
Date: 14 February 2020
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Wolverhampton Wanderers' push for UEFA Champions League football took a knock with a goalless draw against 10-man Leicester City on Friday evening.
Leicester were unchanged from the side that held Chelsea to a 2-2 draw, whilst Wolves dropped Adama Traore and Joao Moutinho from their goalless draw at Manchester United.
The Foxes dominated possession following the opening exchanges and a powerful drive from Youri Tielemans forced Rui Patricio to a reaction block amidst a deflection.
Wolves should’ve gone ahead within ten minutes after Pedro Neto escaped two defenders with an intelligent run down the right to set-up Diogo Jota, who saw his first-time effort parried.
Willy Boly wasn’t to be denied though after 41 minutes when he got to the near side to head home a cut back, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) intervened and ruled an offside.
There were no changes from either of the two sides following the start of the second half, with the quest for victory still top of mind.
However after a quiet start to the second half, Wolves recalled some firepower from the bench following the 63rd minute, as Traore replaced Neto in attack.
Leicester enjoyed territorial advantage following the later phases, although the final delivery around the danger area didn’t trouble the hosts who played high-up the pitch.
The Foxes had their playing personnel reduced 15 minutes to full-time with Hamza Choudhury getting his marching orders for a second bookable offence.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side failed to utilise the numerical advantage to their benefit with Jimenez missing a clear header in the final minute, leaving the spoils shared as the sides settled for a share of the spoils.