Brendan Rodgers was pleased that Leicester City showed a different side to their game as they beat Wolves at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester went one goal in front after 15 minutes. Max Kilman was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area and after a VAR check, the Foxes were given a penalty.
Vardy made no mistake from the spot, smashing home to give his side the lead. He had a chance to double their lead with another spot-kick. But this one was saved by Rui Patricio.
Leicester were the better side in the first half, but Wolves brought the game to them in the second half. The Foxes were under some pressure, but they rode it out to win the game 1-0.
This victory is their sixth on the bounce, and it moves them to the top of the Premier League ahead of Liverpool’s game against Man City.
Rodgers reacted positively to the manner of Leicester’s victory when speaking to Sky Sports, as cited by BBC Sport:
“Everything about the game was very, very good and should have been more than one goal up. We had to show resilience in the second half when Wolves had more of the ball.
“Kapser [Schmeichel] made an amazing save and Harvey [Barnes] misses a chance to close the game out. Nine wins out of eleven shows the mentality of the team. Our football was outstanding against a very good side.
“If you think of the games we’ve had, we know sometimes we have to show that [defensive resilience]. You’re not always going to have it all your own way. The more we work together the more we are able to deal with that pressure.”
“I haven’t seen [the first penalty] back and I think there’s so many disputes now about the handball rule and whether it’s in a natural or unnatural position or not. But we got the penalty and took it well.
“I think we had a real challenge in this first part of the season with the players we had out, so to win nine of eleven in all competitions – the team have been fantastic. We had to show different sides to our game today and thankfully we’ve come through.”
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