Leicester 1-0 Wolves: Player Ratings as Jamie Vardy Penalty Puts Foxes Top of Premier League Table

Nov 8, 2020, 4:16 PM GMT
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The Foxes are top of the table - it couldn't happen again could it? | TIM KEETON/Getty Images
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Leicester went top of the Premier League as a Jamie Vardy penalty earned them a 1-0 victory against Wolves on Sunday.

The hosts took the lead inside 15 minutes with Vardy smashing home from the penalty spot following a handball from Max Kilman.

Just before the break the Foxes were awarded another penalty when James Justin was brought down in the box. However, this time Vardy's effort was saved by Rui Patricio.

After the break, Ruben Neves came close to pulling one back for the visitors, only to be denied by a fine Kasper Schmeichel save.

Here are your Leicester and Wolves player ratings from the King Power Stadium...

LEICESTER

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Wesley Fofana
Fofana was the pick of the Foxes' back three | Pool/Getty Images

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) - 8/10 - Made a spectacular save just after the break which helped earn his side three points.

Jonny Evans (CB) - 7/10 -
Looked a little rusty after his brief layoff. The back injury he picked up towards the end is cause for concern.

Wesley Fofana (CB) - 8/10 -
What a player. One interception was absolutely incredible. Already looks like a seasoned Premier League defender at 19 years old.

Christian Fuchs (CB) - 8/10 -
The Austrian was solid once again. His glorious renaissance continues.

2. Wing Backs & Midfielders

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Justin defended well throughout | MICHAEL REGAN/Getty Images

James Justin (RWB) - 8/10 - Dealt with the challenge of Adama Traore very well after switching to left wing-back. Also won his side's second penalty with some quick feet.

Youri Tielemans (CM) - 7/10 -
Did well again in a more withdrawn role, pulling the strings nicely. No one had more touches for Leicester.

Nampalys Mendy (CM) - 7/10 -
Solid. A few interceptions and tackles helped Leicester edge the midfield battle.

Luke Thomas (LWB) - 7/10 -
Was not given many opportunities to showcase his attacking talent. Defended well before being replaced at half time.

3. Forwards

Jamie Vardy
Vardy scored and missed a penalty in what was an eventful afternoon | Pool/Getty Images

Dennis Praet (RW) - 7/10 - Ended up doing a lot of defending for a 'right winger'. He registered four blocks overall and helped win the first penalty.

Jamie Vardy (ST) - 7/10 - Playing with such confidence at the moment. Will be fuming to have missed that second penalty.

James Maddison (LW) - 7/10 - Pressed extremely well, making no less than three tackles in the first half.

4. Substitutes

Albrighton came on at the break
Albrighton came on at the break | Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images

Marc Albrighton - 6/10 - Energetic 45 minutes. Looked dangerous going forward at times.

Harvey Barnes - 6/10 -
Poor miss at the end. Thankfully it did not matter.

Wes Morgan - N/A

WOLVES

5. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Rui Patricio, Jamie Vardy
Rui Patricio made a great stop from Vardy's second penalty | Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Rui Patricio (GK) - 8/10 - Not many people save penalties from Vardy so he he deserves real credit for his fine stop.

Willy Boly (CB) - 7/10 -
Did well in the air and dealt with Maddison's impressive movement without too much trouble.

Conor Coady (CB) - 7/10 -
Tangled with Vardy in the first half, making three tackles. Also completed a trio of clearances.

Max Kilman (CB) - 6/10 -
The latest victim of that bloody handball law. Made a great block at the end to deny Barnes.

6. Wing Backs & Midfielders

Rayan Ait-Nouri
Ait-Nouri conceded a penalty which Vardy then missed | Pool/Getty Images

Nelson Semedo (RWB) - 7/10 - Some great deliveries, both on the move and from dead balls. Caused no problems defensively.

Leander Dendoncker (CM) - 5/10 -
Spurned a couple of good chances. Too safe in possession at times.

Ruben Neves (CM) - 7/10 -
Will still be wondering how Schmeichel managed to keep his incredible effort out. His side's best outfield performer.

Rayan Ait-Nouri (LWB) - 5/10 -
Very clumsy foul led to Leicester's second penalty. Also, hardly any play went down his side.

7. Forwards

Podence had a disappointing afternoon
Podence had a disappointing afternoon | Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images

Daniel Podence (RW) - 5/10 - Ineffectual before being replaced by Traore.

Raul Jimenez (ST) - 6/10 -
Struggled to make the ball stick in the first half, surrendering possession three times. It was the same story after the break.

Pedro Neto (LW) - 6/10 -
Forced a solid save out of Schmeichel in the second half. Other than that, pretty quiet.

8. Substitutes

Adama Traore
Traore offered little after coming on | Pool/Getty Images

Adama Traore - 5/10 - Quiet after coming on. Justin and Fuchs did very well against him.

Fernando Marcal - 6/10

Fabio Silva - N/A

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