Hamza Choudhury was shown a second yellow card for his challenge on Leander Dendoncker.
“What was the previous law about offside? There was an expression in England. Daylight, that’s what I’m thinking. I don’t want to ascertain anything.. I [just] want things to enhance .”
If fifth place can really earn an area at European football’s top table, after the pre-match news that Manchester City are to be banned from the Champions League, then not only can Leicester feel even more confident of qualifying but Wolves can start to dream of joining them.
These are exciting times within the Midlands and, despite Leicester’s relatively poor form, that they had a return to second place in their sights as they dominated possession for much of the primary half, Youri Tielemans bringing a scurrying save out of Rui Patricio with an early deflected shot.
Wolves, as is their wont, were happy to concede possession and attack on the counter. When Neto scampered in down the proper and, at the second attempt, slid a pass in towards Raul Jiménez, Jota came running in from deep to shoot low and hard just for Kasper Schmeichel to save lots of .
The teams were so evenly matched, trading free headers as Boly and Dendoncker went close before Caglar Soyuncu’s effort was gratefully clutched by Rui Patricio, before Wolves began to take hold . Then the sport blew up as – shock, horror – VAR denied Wolves by the slightest of margins again.
Cries of ‘It’s not football any more’ rang around Molineux as Dean was booed off the sector at half-time after he followed instructions from Stockley Park that Neto was offside by the narrowest of margins.
It was a painful moment for the Molineux faithful. Not only were they remembering Dendoncker’s disallowed goal at Leicester but the opposite tight calls against Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City in recent games.
The atmosphere at Molineux intensified a notch because the Wolves fans vented their sense of injustice. Memories of last season’s implausibly open 4-3 here were forgotten as Leicester defended bravely and, once Adama Traoré came on, more deeply.
After Choudhury was sent off for his second bookable offence 14 minutes from time, Wolves threatened their second win in eight games but Jiménez headed wide from a corner when free because the game moved into stoppage time.
“In the last 20 minutes we had to point out a special quite mentality to dig certain the purpose ,” Brendan Rodgers, the relieved Leicester manager, said, before agreeing that VAR should be reviewed within the summer.