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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Matthew Doherty (29' OG)
  • James Maddison (45')
  • Jamie Vardy (66')

Jamie Vardy sent off, but Leicester ease to victory over Wolves

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Leicester 2-0 Wolves: Vardy sees red in Foxes win (2:29)

Leicester City rode their luck to beat Wolves, but lost Jamie Vardy after a reckless challenge. (2:29)

Leicester City had Jamie Vardy sent off but it did not stop them from recording a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Foxes led at the half-hour mark through a Matt Doherty own goal, the defender heading in just as Wolves were on top at the King Power Stadium.

New signing James Maddison, who impressed in Leicester's opening defeat by Manchester United, curled in his first Premier League goal on the stroke of halftime.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men when Vardy, making his first start of the season, was shown a straight red for a high tackle on Doherty but Wolves were unable to capitalise.

Leicester manager Claude Puel lauded the Premier League newcomers and said his side were fortunate to escape with a win.

"Congratulations to them because they played well -- they are difficult to read, they cause a lot of difficulty. It is difficult to defend against them," he said.

"We were lucky. My players kept a good attitude and mentality. It was important to have the right attitude."

Wolves' Portuguese manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who saw his side clinch a point in an opening-day 2-2 draw with Everton, was sanguine about the loss.

"The way we played makes me proud but I am not happy with the result. We have to be accurate in the final moment, we could and should do better," he said.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 12 +31 32
2 Liverpool 12 +18 30
3 Chelsea 12 +19 28
4 Tottenham Hotspur 12 +10 27
5 Arsenal 12 +11 24
6 AFC Bournemouth 12 +5 20
7 Watford 12 +3 20
8 Manchester United 12 -1 20
9 Everton 12 +4 19
10 Leicester City 12 +1 17
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 -1 16
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 -5 14
13 West Ham United 12 -4 12
14 Newcastle United 12 -6 9
15 Burnley 12 -13 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 -9 8
17 Southampton 12 -13 8
18 Cardiff City 12 -14 8
19 Huddersfield Town 12 -16 7
20 Fulham 12 -20 5