Miller saves wasteful Wolves

Wolves 1 - Leicester City 1
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It has long been debated which is the more prolific predator - the wolf or the fox. In footballing terms that dispute will continue after neither Wolverhampton Wanderers nor Leicester City could establish their superiority at Molineux.

It has long been debated which is the more prolific predator - the wolf or the fox. In footballing terms that dispute will continue after neither Wolverhampton Wanderers nor Leicester City could establish their superiority at Molineux.

James Scowcroft opened the scoring with a crisp volley within five minutes for Leicester, but Kenny Miller's strength and acute finish levelled for the home side midway through the second half to ensure a point apiece.

Having been relegated from the Premiership last season, these two sides are still coming to terms with life in the Championship. Wolves continue their search for a first league win of the season, while Leicester have hardly pulled up any trees.

Wolves, admittedly, have been bolstered by the signing of Seol Ki-Hyeon, the Korean international striker who joined from Anderlecht in a £1.1 million deal courtesy of a buy-out clause in his contract. Manager Dave Jones believes, after this showing, that Wolves will get a hatful of goals when Seol makes his English bow.

"There's not many Wolves players who have played in the World Cup and got to the semi-final," Jones said. "Seol had just qualified for the Champions' League with Anderlecht, but he has always wanted to play in England and he was lured by the prospect of helping us get into the Premier League. There will be a lot of expectation on his shoulders now - not just from Wolves fans but this will be a big story in Korea."

But Jones will be worried that Leicester's a lack of coherence at the back.Scot Gemmill sent a high free-kick to the far post and Wolves failed to pick up Dion Dublin and David Connolly, who set up Scowcroft for a close-range volley. Dublin might have added a second after Scowcroft teed him up, but his shot rolled wide of the far post.

Wolves had to wait until the second half for their opportunities to materialise, and Miller's equaliser, on the hour, signalled their intent. He shot past Matt Heath to meet Jones's long kick and finish neatly into the bottom corner.

Miller was then denied twice by Leicester's Martin Keown, who produced two match-saving tackles to prevent Leicester stealing a winner. "I'm delighted with Martin," Micky Adams, the Leicester manager, said. "He did the job I expected him to do as a steadying player for the rest of the team."

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