Fofana shines as City go top
Leicester City are back on top of the Premier League table again after beating Wolves at the King Power Stadium.
Jamie Vardy’s penalty secured a 1-0 win for City’s sixth success on the bounce.
The number nine also saw another spot-kick saved by Rui Patricio, while City had to hold off an attempted second-half fight-back from Wolves, with Kasper Schmeichel denying Ruben Neves with the save of the match.
Wesley Fofana was our star man. Here’s what we said about him.
“Just astonishingly good. Made two potentially goal-saving interventions to deny Jimenez and Podence, timing both to perfection, while he carried the ball out of defence with fearlessness. The only blots were a couple of late tackles. 9.”
Schmiechel’s Liverpool/Denmark dilemma
Kasper Schmeichel will not travel to Denmark for their international fixtures as things stand so he is not forced to miss key Leicester City games.
The goalkeeper, who kept a clean sheet in the win over Wolves on Sunday, was due to join up with his country for their Nations League games over the next fortnight, but at the moment will stay at home.
A mutation in Covid-19 that has infected Denmark’s mink population has prompted the UK government to place a 14-day quarantine on anybody arriving from the country, a ruling that includes all sportspeople.
If Schmeichel travelled to Denmark for their games, he would then miss City’s potential top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool when Premier League football resumes, as well as games against Braga and Fulham.
The Danish FA, the DBU, have said they are waiting on clarification from the English FA to see if the rules would change.
Inside VAR decision
Footage of VAR officials Stuart Atwell and Neil Swarbrick debating Max Kilman’s controversial handball has emerged on Sky Sports, suggesting that Wolves shouldn’t have conceded a penalty against Leicester City.
Kilman was penalised for handball in the first half against Leicester City in a decision that left Jamie Carragher bemused.
“I think if you’re standing there one vs one defending and your arm is outside the silhouette that’s going to be a penalty,” Carragher told Sky Sports at half-time.
“As has just been said, we’re watching in slow motion, if you watch in full speed and he’s running, Kilman, how does he stop his arm?
“His arms are pumping as he’s running, how does he stop his left arm coming out? You see it there. He can’t stop his run and stop his arm, his left hand is going to come out, naturally.”
Lineker on Fofana
Gary Lineker is a fan of Wesley Fofana, the Leicester City defender who impressed again for Brendan Rodgers’ men on Sunday.
Fofana helped City keep a clean sheet against Wolverhampton Wanderers as Rodgers’ side returned to the top of the Premier League table.
City won 1-0 thanks to a Jamie Vardy penalty to earn a sixth-straight victory and now sit one point ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
Fofana was a £30 million signing from Saint-Etienne, managed by former City boss Claude Puel, in October and has adapted to life in the Premier League.
And Lineker is impressed, tweeting: “Goodness me, what a player Fofana is going to be/already is.”