Jamie Vardy’s penalty puts Leicester City on top of EPL with 1-0 win over Wolves

Jamie Vardy’s penalty gave Leicester City the top spot on the English Premier League table with a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton on Sunday.

The winner came after Max Kilman handled Dennis Praet’s ball inside the box.

Referee Anthony Taylor initially remained unmoved, but after checking his monitor awarded the penalty and Vardy beat Rui Patricio from the spot by the 15th-minute mark. Wolves argued the ball came at Kilman too quickly but the appeals were ignored.

Leicester have won all six straight games across all competitions.

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“It’s been an incredible start, I’m so happy for the players,” Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said. “I have always said failure is learning and, if anyone says us not getting into the Champions League last season was failing, then, OK. For us it was about learning and developing.

“It’s going to be tough to sustain that with the injuries we’ve had but we have played 12 games and won nine in all competitions. It has been an incredible focus. Our idea is to sustain that but I can’t promise.”

Vardy almost had the chance to double the Foxes’ lead of having another penalty before halftime, due to Rayan Ait-Nouri’s bad touch allowing James Justin to steal in and he was brought down in the area by the defender.

Vardy’s penalty then was blocked by Patricio’s diving save with the rebound hitting the striker and dropping wide.

Leicester City stands with 18 points, just one point ahead of Tottenham, who defeated West Bromwich earlier in the day to go on top shortly, and Liverpool sitting at third, who’ll face at Anfield in their first game back after the international break on 21 November.



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