Leicester City earned a significant victory in their battle for Premier League survival, coming from behind to defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1. This first win in 11 matches lifts the Foxes out of the bottom three on goal difference with six games left to play.
Entering the match in dire need of points after a 10-game winless streak, Leicester City faced a Wolves side that had historically struggled at the King Power Stadium. Despite this, Wolves opened the scoring with a clinical shot from Matheus Cunha after Mario Lemina dispossessed Youri Tielemans. The visitors had chances to extend their lead, but Craig Dawson and Pablo Sarabia’s shots narrowly missed the target.
Leicester’s equalizer came after a reckless challenge from Wolves goalkeeper José Sá on Jamie Vardy, which resulted in a penalty that Kelechi Iheanacho confidently converted. The goal shifted momentum in the Foxes’ favor, and Iheanacho nearly scored again before halftime, only to be denied by Sá.
In the second half, Sá remained a crucial figure, making another save to keep the score level. However, Leicester’s relentless pressure eventually paid off, with Timothy Castagne firing home a first-time effort from Victor Kristiansen’s cross. Despite a late push from Wolves, including two close free-kick attempts from Rúben Neves, Leicester held on for a vital three points.
With Everton and Nottingham Forest also failing to win, Leicester City climbed to 17th place. Wolves still maintain a six-point gap above the relegation zone, likely requiring one more victory in their remaining six matches to secure safety.
Man of the Match: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)