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Leicester boss Rodgers happy with 'grit and determination' for Wolves draw

Wolves were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Leicester City amid more VAR controversy on Friday night.

Just before half-time, Wily Boly looked to have opened the scoring for the hosts after a short corner routine but his close-range header was ruled out with Pedro Neto judged to be offside in build-up.

Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury was sent-off 14 minutes from the end of normal time after collecting two bookings in the second half.

But in a game full of incident and goalscoring chances, the main talking point was Boly's disallowed effort.

Only Sheffield United, with five, have had more goals ruled out by VAR decisions in the Premier League this term than Nuno Espirito Santo's side and the decision was greeted with derision by the home supporters who chanted 'What a load of rubbish' and 'Is it football anymore?'.

The result leaves Leicester third in the table, a point behind Manchester City.

However, Wolves move up to seventh, three points behind Sheffield United in fifth.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers said, "It was similar to the first game, we dominated, played very, very well. Then with 20 mins with 10 men, we had to show a different courage to stop their threat.

"To keep a clean sheet is very pleasing. I didn't think the first one was a yellow, Hamza gets a slight touch and Jimenez comes onto his shin. Felt he was unfortunate.

"It is the game now, his little toe was offside. They will feel it was harsh. I was particularly pleased with the team. When we had to show the grit and determination we did."

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