Wolves edge out Leicester City in seven goal thiller
Diogo Jota hattrick with a stoppage-time winner in the last minute guided Wolves past a stubborn Leicester City who struck back twice in the premier league early match.
Wolves struck with two early goals within 12 minutes as Diogo Jota counter attack converted Joao Moutinho’s cross before defender Ryan Bennett made it 2-0 from a corner with a header shortly after.
The Foxes fought back in the second half with Demarai Gray and Harvey Barnes strike that came off Conor Coady as Claude Puel emotions were laid bare but went behind again as Jota Latched to Ruben Neves long pass to take it down and strike through Kasper Schmeichel legs.
The away side struck back again as Wes Morgan headed home from James Madisson cross but Jota went home with the match ball after Neves through pass to Raul Jimenez to cut back to the Portuguese to strike in added time much to Puels disgust as Nuno Espirito Santo got sent off for running into the pitch to celebrate.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle a delightedNuno said of the tie.
“We should manage the game better but it’s football. At 2-0 up we know Leicester would react, they play to win the game, but we should manage it better of course. Both teams had inside of them the message of going for the game, that’s why there were so many spaces.
“Very good game. But a game we have to look at. Everyone enjoys the result, a fantastic game of football with two teams playing to win the game. After our advantage, we should manage the game better but in football, it is never finished.”
“I tried to avoid going inside the pitch but it is clear and I was sent off for it and it is the right decision.”