KARL WHITEHOUSE LOOKS AT THE HISTORY OF WOLVES V LEICESTER
- The first meeting of the two clubs was in Division 2 on the 6th October 1906, the game finished in a 2-0 win for Leicester City.
- Division 1 – The first meeting of the two clubs in Division 1 on the 3rd September 1932, the game finished in a 1-1 draw.
- FA Cup – The first meeting of the two clubs in the FA Cup was in the 4th Round on the 21st January 1939, the game finished 5-1 win for Wolves.
- Premier League – The first meeting of the two clubs in the Premier league was on the 25th October 2003, the game finished 4-3 win for Wolves.
- Championship – The first meeting of the two clubs in the Championship was on the 28th August 2004, the game finished in a 1-1 draw.
- Premier League – The most recent game was on the 23rd October 2022 and the game finished 4-0 win for Leicester City.
- FA Cup – The most recent game was in the 4th Round on the 25th January 2003 and the game finished 4-1 win for Wolves.
- League Cup – The most recent game was in the 3rd Round on the 25th September 2018 and the game finished 0-0 but went straight into a penalty shootout as there is no extra time and Leicester City win 3-1 in the shootout.
- Division 2 – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 14th November 1914 but one thing to note that team name was Leicester Fosse before they changed name and the game finished 7-1 win to Wolves.
- Division 1 – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 15th April 1938 and the game finished 10-1 win to Wolves.
- Premier League – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 25th October 2003 & 19th January 2019 and the game finished 4-3 win to Wolves.
- Championship – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 6th May 2007 and the game finished 4-1 win to Wolves.
- FA Cup – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 21st January 1939 which was a 4th Round Tie and the game finished 5-1 win to Wolves.
- Division 2 – The biggest defeats between the two clubs was on the 10th March 1923 and the game finished 7-0 win for for Leicester City.
- Division 1 – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 10th December 1983 and the game finished 5-1 win for Leicester City.
- Premier League – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 23rd October 2022 the game finished 4-0 to Leicester City. This victory became Leicester City’s biggest-ever win at Molineux previously 3-0 in December 1959 in League Division One and October 1982 in League Division Two.
- FA Cup – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 19th January 1972 and this was a 3rd Round Replay after the original tie finished 1-1 and the game finished 2-0 win for Leicester City.
Zenith Data Systems Cup
There was another meeting of the two sides in the Zenith Data Systems Cup 1st Round Northern Section and the game finished 1-0 win for Wolves.
MATCH OF THE DAY
There was on the date of the upcoming meeting which was played on the 22nd April 1959 the game finished 3-0 to Wolves in League Division One.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
Leicester City 1 Wolves 4 6th May 2007 at Walkers Stadium in the Championship
Wolves, needing a win to make sure of the place in the play-offs, had the worst possible start when they fell behind after three minutes.
Johansson beat two defenders on the left wing and his low cross bounced into the path of Hume who scored with a sweet right-foot strike from 12 yards.
But Wolves deservedly drew level midway through the first-half when Olofinjana crashed the ball into the roof of the net from three yards after City failed to clear a corner.
The lively Kightly put Wanderers ahead when he backheeled the ball home from close range after Logan failed to hold Michael McIndoe’s driven low cross.
Gareth McAuley’s own goal at the start of the second-half all but sealed the win.
The centre-half put through his own net as he tried to intercept Keogh’s low cross from the right.
Leicester’s task became even more difficut when Kisnorbo was sent off after getting his second yellow card.
Keogh made the final score reflect Wolves’ second-half dominance by adding a fourth with a cheeky chipped penalty after McAuley had brought down substitute Ward.
Leicester City: Logan, Stearman (Kenton 46), McAuley, Kisnorbo, Johansson, Newton, Hughes, Wesolowski, Tiatto (Porter 80), Hume, Fryatt (Cadamarteri 81). Subs Not Used: Henderson, Horsfield.
Sent Off: Kisnorbo.
Booked: Tiatto, Kisnorbo, Newton, Hume, Johansson, McAuley.
Wolverhampton: Murray, McNamara (Little 57), Breen, Craddock, Potter (Gleeson 88), Kightly, Olofinjana, Neill Collins, McIndoe, Bothroyd (Ward 62), Keogh. Subs Not Used: Hennessey, Mark Davies.
Booked: Potter, McNamara, Craddock.
Goals: Olofinjana, Kightly, McAuley og, Keogh pen.
A LITTLE MORE HISTORY
Leicester City 1 Wolves 3 30th April 1949 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
This was the 68th Final of the FA Cup where Wolves had finished 6th in the First Division and Leicester City narrowly avoided relegation from the 2nd Division.
Wolves started well in the game and took the lead in the game when Jesse Pye opened the scoring who was playing in the game instead of Dennis Wilshaw to head in on from a cross by Johnny Hancocks.
Leicester City did everything to keep Wolves at bay from getting a 2nd goal until near half time when Jesse Pye collected the ball in the penalty area with his back to goal after Leicester had struggled to clear the corner and Pye turned to slam it home for his 2nd goal of the game.
Second half started and it was Leicester City who got the goal within 2 minutes of the restart when Mal Griffiths who had flicked home the goal after Bert Williams had parried Ken Chisholm’s shot at goal.
Leicester City thought they had scored a equaliser in the game with a narrow offside decision when Ken Chisholm put the ball back of the net.
Wolves put the game out of sight by adding a third goal when Sammy Smyth picked up the ball from the centre circle and he drove through the Leicester City defence and hit a shot into the far corner to make it 3-1 to Wolves.
Final Whistle came and Wolves won the FA cup for the third time in there history and this was the first of five major trophies under the management of Stan Cullis.
The trophy was presented by Princess Elizabeth.
Leicester City: Bradley, Jelly, Scott, Harrison, Plummer (captain), King, Griffiths, Lee, Harrison, Chisholm, Adam.
Wolves: Williams, Pritchard, Springthorpe, Crook, Shorthouse, Wright (captain), Hancocks, Smyth, Pye, Dunn, Mullen.
head to head stats
There has been 11 Meetings between the two sides.
Wolves have won 3 games with 3 Home wins and 0 Away Wins.
Leicester City have won 4 games with 3 Home wins and 1 Away Wins.
There has been 4 draws between the sides
Wolves have scored 10 Goals
Leicester City have scored 15 Goals
Overall Head to Head
There has been 120 games in total.
Wolves have won 44 Games.
Leicester City have won 41 Games.
There has been 35 Draws.
pLAYING FOR BOTH TEAMS
Ade Akinbiyi Played for Wolves 1999-2000 made 37 appearances and scored 16 goals and played for Leicester City 2000-2002 made 58 appearances and scored 11 goals.
Ryan Bennett Played for Wolves 2017-2020 made 74 appearances and scored 2 goals and played for Leicester City in a loan spell 2020 and made 5 appearances.
Marcus Bent Played for Leicester City in a loan spell 2003-2004 made 33 appearances and scored 9 goals and played for Wolves in a loan spell 2010-2011 made 3 appearances.
Mark Blake Played for Wolves in a loan spell 1991 made 2 appearances and played for Leicester City 1994-1996 made 47 appearances and scored 4 goals.
Nathan Blake Played for Wolves 2001-2004 made 75 appearances and scored 26 goals and played for Leicester City 2004-2005 made 14 appearances and scored 1 goal.
Jamie Clapham Played for Wolves 2006-2008 made 26 appearances and played for Leicester City 2008 made 11 appearances.
Steve Claridge Played for Leicester City 1996-1998 made 63 and scored 17 goals and played for Wolves 1998 made 5 appearances.
Wayne Clarke Played for Wolves in two spells 1978-1984 and 1991 in a loan spell made 149 appearances and scored 30 goals and played for Leicester City 1989-1990 made 11 appearances and scored 1 goal.
David Connolly Played for Wolves in a loan spell coming from Feyenoord 1998-1999 made 32 appearances and scored 6 goals and played for Leicester City 2004-2005 made 49 appearances and scored 17 goals.
Steve Corica Played for Leicester City 1995-1996 made 16 appearances and scored 2 goals and played for Wolves 1996-2000 made 100 appearances and scored 5 goals.
Carl Cort Played for Wolves 2004-2007 made 94 appearances and scored 31 goals and played for Leicester City 2007-2008 made 14 appearances.
Mark Davies Played for Wolves 2005-2009 made 27 appearances and scored 1 goal and played for Leicester City 2008-2009 made 7 appearances and scored 1 goal.
Derek Dougan Played for Leicester City made 68 appearances and scored 35 goals and played for Wolves 1967-1975 made 258 appearances and scored 95 goals.
Tim Flowers Played for Wolves 1984-1986 made 63 appearances and played for Leicester City 1999-2003 made 56 appearances.
Carl Ikeme Played for Wolves 2003-2018 made 191: appearances and played for Leicester City in a loan spell in 2010 made 5 appearances.
Lawrie Madden Played for Leicester City in a loan spell 1991 from Sheffield Wednesday made 3 appearances and played for Wolves 1991-1993 made 67 appearances and scored 1 goal.
Richard Stearman Played for Leicester City 2004-2008 made 116 appearances and scored 7 goals and played for Wolves in two spells 2008-2015 and 2016-2017 made 229 appearances and scored 5 goals.
Dean Sturridge Played for Leicester City 2001 made 22 appearances and scored 6 goals and played for Wolves 2001-2005 made 75 appearances and scored 28 goals.
Scott Taylor Played for Leicester City 1995-1999 made 64 appearances and scored 6 goals and played for Wolves 1999-2001 made 32 appearances and scored 3 goals.
Mark Venus Played for Leicester City 1985-1988 made 61 appearances and scored 1 goal and played for Wolves 1988-1997 made 287 appearances and scored 7 goals.
Shaun Newton Played for Wolves 2001-2005 made 130 appearances scored 12 goals and played for Leicester City in a loan spell 2007 from West Ham made 9 appearances scored 1 goal.
Iwan Roberts Played for Leicester City 1993-1996 made 100 appearances scored 41 goals and played for Wolves 1996-1997 made 33 appearances scored 12 goals.
Other Players who have played for both clubs.
Joe Baille, Herbert Barlow, Joseph Blackett, Harry Davies, Peter Eastoe, Marc Edworthy, John Farrington, Joey Gudjonsson, Jack Hamilton, Neville Hamilton, Bob Hazel, Dave Maclaren, Tommy McDonald, Hugh Mcllmoyle, Jim Melrose, Edward Pheasant, Fred Price, George Swift, George Travers, Davie Walker, Gordon Wills, Maurice Woodward.
Played, Managed, Coached Both Teams
Mike Stowell Played for Wolves in a loan spell from Everton 1989 and 1990-2001 in his permanent spell made 385 appearances been at Leicester City since 2005 as goalkeeping coach and also has had spells as a caretaker manager in 2007,2010,2011,2017 and 2019.
George Jobey Played for Leicester City 1918-1920 and managed Wolves 1922-1924.
Rob Kelly Played for Wolves 1986-1989 made 16 appearances and Managed Leicester City 2006-2007.
article by Karl whitehouse
I am a Wolves fan been for over 30 years where
I have supported them both home and away games in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and now like looking into wolves games the stats behind the games they play in the premier league and also look other stats if asked by someone else in the podcast. I have also done the 92 football league grounds and shortly be doing a ebook about peoples favourite match they went to along with a match report and if possible stats from game.