An own goal from Matt Doherty gave Leicester the lead in the 30th minute. The Foxes doubled the lead when James Maddison, a £20m signing from Norwich, scored on his home debut at the stroke of half time.
Jamie Vardy was sent off for the home side for a reckless challenge on Doherty, but Wolves couldn’t capitalise despite having the extra man advantage.
Both Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez hit the crossbar with Leicester boss Claude Puel admitting that they were lucky to win.
One Wolves player who really disappointed was Leo Bonatini. He came on in the second half but failed to make an impact, and Wolves fans weren’t impressed with his performance at all.
The 24-year-old has been struggling with his form for a while now. He joined Wolves on loan last season from Al-Hilal and the move was made permanent this summer.
The Brazilian forward scored 12 goals last season, but he has failed to hit the target since 9th December of last year. He is really struggling to make an impact, and Wolves fans have given him the stick on Twitter for yet another poor performance.
Traore looks like a real player, which I knew he would. Our lack of cover & quality in the wing back area is as baffling as it is worrying. Bonatini is a calamity and a joke at 5 million. We have quality, but it appears all to be in the same sort of areas rather than spread #wwfc
— Levi Jordan (@Levi_WWFC) August 18, 2018
Can’t put it Into words how bad bonatini is…. Awful just awful #wwfc
— W?LVES (@adamBriant1993) August 18, 2018
How Bonatini gets paid to be a striker I will never know
— georgia (@georgia_wwfc) August 18, 2018
I really really pray that Bonatini can pick up some form but right now I just can’t see why we kept him #wwfc
— Tom (@WolvesAyWe90) August 18, 2018
— Jimmy B (@onlyonebman) August 18, 2018
Bonatini isn’t good enough, simple as that
— CW (@_CHRISWOODWARD_) August 18, 2018