Leicester finally snap winless run in comeback win over Wolves

Timothy Castagne's goal helped Leicester to an important win.
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Leicester City came from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 with goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Timothy Castagne on Saturday to snap a 10-match run without a victory in all competitions and keep their Premier League survival bid alive.

Leicester had claimed one point from their previous nine league games and the long-awaited victory moved Dean Smith's side out of the drop zone and up to 17th with 28 points -- above Everton on goal difference. Wolves are 13th with 34 points.

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Leicester were the better team in the opening stages but Wolves scored first against the run of play when Mario Lemina pinched the ball from an unsuspecting Youri Tielemans before finding Matheus Cunha who fired home in the 13th minute.

However, Leicester hit back seven minutes before half-time when Jamie Vardy was brought down in the box by goalkeeper Jose Sa and Iheanacho stepped up to calmly score the penalty.

Patson Daka had the opportunity to give Leicester the lead on a counter-attack 10 minutes into the second half but Sa was up to the task to keep him out with a reflex save while Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall's shot from the rebound went over the bar.

But Leicester's sustained pressure finally paid off after 75 minutes when full back Victor Kristiansen found space down the left flank and cut the ball back for Castagne, who finished first time to give the home side all three points.