Leicester 2-1 Wolves Highlights
Watch Leicester 2-1 Wolves Highlights, as Leicester had victory over Wolves on the premier league matches at king power stadium on Saturday’s meeting.
Timothy Castagne’s composed finish in the 75th minute was enough for the hosts, playing their first match at home under new manager Dean Smith, to seal an important three points in their bid for survival.
After the game, however, Smith was quick to insists Leicester have achieved nothing and must keep pushing after they climbed out of the drop zone: “It means nothing, we need to keep climbing out of there and separate ourselves as much as we can.”
Earlier, Wolves had taken the lead in the 13th minute through Matheus Cunha after a mistake by Youri Tielemans, but Leicester equalised when Kelechi Iheanacho converted a penalty eight minutes before the break.
Iheanacho believes Leicester’s win was a one to prove the haters as a wrong one.
“I think this gives the fans hope, the club hope and it gives everyone hope to keep supporting, because so many people had doubted about our qualities, our togetherness and our football, everything,” Iheanacho told the club’s official site, with the Foxes out of the drop zone on goal difference.
“It’s a breath of fresh air. We really dug in well to get the three points. We really worked hard to get them. We have a strong character and obviously when we went a goal down, we didn’t stop pressing, we didn’t stop playing.
“We kept going and kept pushing each other to get the goal. We are really happy, sticking together as a group, doing this together with everybody – the staff, the players and the fans. We’re all proud and hopefully we keep that form in the next game.”
Wolves had lost what momentum they had and again needed Sa to thwart Caglar Soyuncu as Leicester looked for a precious winner.
That finally came with 14 minutes left after an incisive move which left Wolves chasing shadows.
Boubakary Soumare swapped passes with Daka and threaded a neat ball to the advancing Victor Kristiansen. His first-time cross found the onrushing Castagne to sweep in from 12 yards for his first goal since August.
Dean Smith on postmatch interview
Dean Smith said, “It means nothing, we need to keep climbing out of there and separate ourselves as much as we can.
“We will enjoy this moment and how it feels to win a game after a while and get ready for Tuesday and Leeds.
“It’s a massive win, one we’ve needed. It shows an awful lot of character to come from a goal down and a mistake which led to a goal. Mentally it will give all the players a lift.
“I think there’s relief because of the run we’ve been on. I’ve just addressed them in the dressing room and said, ‘enjoy it but don’t get too high because we’ve got another big game on Tuesday’, and recovery is the most important thing for them now.”
Julen Lopetegui on postmatch interview
Julen said, “This is the worst message we can send to the players [that they have a cushion]. It’s a very dangerous message because I know how football is and how the Premier League is.
“Until you have achieved one aim you have not done anything yet. Sometimes it’s not easy to explain it but it’s about the football. We are very clear with this message for the players, they know.
“Of course we have frustration because we didn’t get any positive things here. We have to recover very fast. We have a very hard challenge in two days [against Crystal Palace]. We did good things but not enough.
“I think you want to have positives, to win or draw away. You need to keep your focus on the little details.
“We have done 55 minutes very well but we had the possibility to get more and score a second goal which we didn’t do. It was a pity we suffered the second goal.”