Leicester City had a chance to get second place from Manchester City this Friday. They only had to get the three points against Wolverhampton, away at Molineux Stadium. However, they couldn’t do it. The match ended up in a 0-0 draw and both teams shared the points.
Despite the lack of goals, the match was really exciting and full of emotions, which was the result of the offensive posture of both sides. The goals didn’t show up mainly because of the lack of clinical edge from the players added to the good work from both goalkeepers. Wolves’ Rui Patricio and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel secured the 0-0 draw.
The home side even found the back of the net, at the end of the first half. However, VAR stepped up and ended the party of the fans after reviewing the play for offside.
The pace of the match remained intense during the second half, with both teams alternating in the attack. Things only changed at the 76th minute, when Hamza Choudhury, form Leicester, saw a red card and left the visitors down to 10 players. That made Wolves go full attack, but the pressure came to nothing.
Mexican Raul Jimenez, Wolverhampton’s top scorer this season, had the best opportunity when he was alone inside the box after the corner kick, but his header went wide, leaving the fans disappointed.
The draw took Leicester to 50 points, one behind Man City. The fight for the title seems impossible, once the distance to the leader, Liverpool is of 23 points. Wolverhampton, are now in seventh place, with the same 36 points as Everton, but with a better goal difference.
The Wolves will now focus on Europa League, where they will welcome Espanyol this Thursday, before turning their attention back to the Premier League’s match against Norwich, on Sunday. Leicester will rest the week and prepare for their important match against Manchester City, fighting for the second place of the English Championship.