Wolves kept their European hopes alive by beating Leicester in a thrilling Midlands derby at Molineux thanks to goals from Ruben Neves and Daniel Podence.
After nine minutes, Neves put the hosts ahead with a crisp finish on Raul Jimenez’s lay-off from the edge of the box, beating an unsighted Kasper Schmeichel.
After Ademola Lookman sneaked in ahead of Leander Dendoncker four minutes before the interval to convert home Marc Albrighton’s low cross from close range for the Foxes, Podence scored Wolves’ second to clinch the points.
Max Kilman took the ball out of defence in front of Gareth Southgate’s assistant Steve Holland before putting Rayan Ait-Nouri free with a wonderful cross-field pass. Dendoncker supplied Ait-Nouri, who sent the ball to Podence, who took one touch before slamming the ball into the bottom corner.
Wolves now have five wins in six Premier League games in 2022, putting them in seventh position, six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, with two games remaining.
It was another dismal day for Leicester, who have only two points from their last five games and have been knocked out of the FA Cup by local rivals Nottingham Forest.