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Wolves Fans' Verdict v Leicester: Solid start for Nuno's side

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Our fans share their feelings after Wolves' 0-0 draw at Leicester which saw Leander Dendoncker's strike disallowed after a VAR check.

There were 3,000 Wolves fans at Leicester (AMA)

Matt Cooper (Talking Wolves)

Reaction to the Result

At the start of the game I would’ve taken a point against a Leicester side who’ve recruited well this summer. Neither team produced a real clear-cut chance until Wolves seemingly broke the deadlock.

Having watched it back, no way is it a handball against Boly and I certainly feel deflated coming away with just a point. VAR has killed the game. Tiredness looked an issue for Wolves but it’s still a fantastic point away from home.

Man of the Match

Willy Boly was my man of the match. Composed and as elegant as a 6ft5 defender can be. No player got the better of him and he asserted his dominance every time Leicester came forward.

Something to Improve

Wolves must improve in the final third. A couple of chances fell Jota’s way and he has to do better. The midfield three were too far apart too. Against a team like Leicester we have to be compact.

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Clive Smith

Reaction to the Result

It was pleasing to gain a hard-earned point in a game that could have gone either way. Better finishing and we could have pinched it, but we lacked possession and got lucky when Vardy missed a tap in from a yard.

We started the second half well and had all the momentum - then VAR struck and sucked the life out of the fans and players. Lets just hope these decisions do even themselves out, we're owed one!

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Man of the Match

Defensively we were solid, getting blocks and tackles in when required. Midfield frequently had to help out when we on the back foot. The stars were upfront, linking together well, Jota had three good chances but Jimenez was superb and my MOTM.

Something to Improve

Our passing was below par, Neves being guilty too often, while there looked tired legs on Doherty. We also really needed Dendoncker to offer more, he looked off the pace throughout.

Adam Virgo

Reaction to the Result

Before the game I think plenty of fans would have been content with a point, especially having just played in Armenia a few days ago, but we have been harshly done by in terms of VAR.

I understand that with these rules it is disallowed, but to me it seems like the rules favour the defensive side so much more hence the Glenn Murray handball and also the Villa player blocking with his hand. Anyway, based on the chances we had we definitely deserved to come away with all three points but at least we haven’t lost the game as it could have been easy for the players to lose composure after the disallowed goal.

Man of the Match

Willy Boly was an absolute beast all game. Jota and Jimenez did everything apart from score but defensively Boly was a man mountain like he always is. Putting his body on the line with blocks and he covered the left side very well when Jonny attacked.

Something to Improve

Based on this game I would say we just needed to be more clinical. After a tough Thursday night trip the effort was 100 per cent there and we did enough to win the game but with a few clear cut opportunities (bar the goal) we needed to take one.

Rob Cartwright

Reaction to the Result

Another first for the history books, with Wolves the first Premier League team to have a result materially affected by a VAR decision. I have no issue with it, other than no one in the ground spotted the ‘ball to hand’ and the Leicester players were lined up waiting to kick off when the ‘review’ became clear.

I said I’d be happy with a point before the game; one more than last season. Wolves' players looked tired, especially in midfield and attack. We had little possession but the three best chances to score. Overall, I’m happy.

Man of the Match

Willy Boly was superb. He let nothing pass, kept Vardy quiet and used the ball well to try and set up attacking moves.

Something to Improve

I guess we will need to rotate more in Europa League. Neves, Dendoncker, Johnny & Doherty were below par which meant we played too deep for large parts of this game.

Russ Evers (Hatherton Wolves)

Reaction to the Result

Whatever the accuracies of the decision re the handball, the end result is the complete removal of all emotion from the game which, after skill, is the main driver of football. It is pointless using VAR in this manner as we may as well just get two teams to play a video game.

Last season we played better here and lost so a point is a good days work especially as we looked a little leggy and weary at times. The defence however was magnificent and blocked anything Leicester could muster with Wily Boly utterly immense.

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

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