By 90Min
August 19, 2018

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has leapt to the defence of Jamie Vardy after the striker was sent off during the Foxes 2-0 victory over Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

Vardy was given his marching orders midway through the second half after a hard challenge on Matt Doherty. It put his team on the back foot but, fortunately enough, they were able to hold on to get the three points.

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Puel admitted that the tackle was poor, but he insisted that he will continue to back the 31-year-old.

"I think it perhaps was a little tough, because it was not his intention to make a foul," said Puel (via Goal). "He touched the ball. After that, he was perhaps too enthusiastic on his move, on his tackle. It's a pity.

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"I want to support him. He likes playing all the time, 90 minutes if he can, and we need now to find a solution to replace him and it will be a good opportunity for some other player to show their quality."

Wolves were arguably the better side throughout the match and they were unlucky to have not got at least a draw based on the pattern of play. Puel shared this sentiment and admitted that Nuno Santo's men probably deserved more from the game.

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"I think this team [Wolves] deserve another result. I don't know if it was a fair result. But we took an important three points. Congratulations for Wolverhampton because they played very well with style. They are difficult to read. They caused us a lot of difficulties because they open up the lines. It's difficult to defend against this team."

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