Football: Wolves settle for draw with Leicester after VAR controversy

Conor Coady remonstrates with referee Mike Dean after their goal is disallowed for offside.
Conor Coady remonstrates with referee Mike Dean after their goal is disallowed for offside. Photo credit: Reuters

Wolves were forced to settle for a point against 10-man Leicester after another controversial Video Assistant Referee (VAR) call.

Willy Boly's first-half header was disallowed for offside as the hosts were held to a 0-0 draw at Molineux.

Hamza Choudhury was sent off late in the second half for the Foxes after collecting two bookings, and they clung on after Raul Jimenez's late header flashed wide.

Brendan Rodgers' side remained third in the Premier League, missing the chance to return to second, as Jamie Vardy - now with one goal in his last 11 games - drew another blank.

Manchester City's two-year ban from European competitions, for serious breaches of UEFA club licensing and financial fair play regulations, at least solidified the Foxes' Champions League hopes.

While the governing body is yet to confirm what other Champions League spot would be available, and City are appealing, Wolves remain in the hunt - with fifth now possibly good enough to join football's elite.

The draw lifted them to seventh in the chasing pack, three points behind fifth- placed Sheffield United.

Wolves were enraged a minute before the break when Boly glanced in Matt Doherty's knockdown - only for VAR to disallow the goal.

Pedro Neto had played a short corner to Jota and when he collected the return pass, despite the ball being played backwards, the forward came from an offside position - however marginal.

Ruben Neves was booked for dissent and Conor Coady remonstrated with referee Mike Dean at the break as Molineux seethed.

It was the second time Nuno Espirito Santo's men had seen a goal ruled out by VAR against Leicester this term after Leander Dendoncker's strike was chalked off for handball in their 0-0 draw on the opening day.