It's fair to say Irish international Matt Doherty had an eventful afternoon yesterday, missing a guilt-edged goal chance at one end, scoring a peach of a header at the wrong end, before later finding himself on the receiving end of horror challenge from Jamie Vardy.
Vardy's tackle earned him a red card, while Doherty was forced off with injury. Thankfully it seem Doherty's wounds were not too serious, with local Wolves correspondent, Tim Spiers reporting that stud marks aside he is ok.
Spoke to Matt Doherty who says he's ok - got stud marks down his leg but as his foot wasn't planted it doesn't seem there's any damage #wwfc
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) August 18, 2018
On last night's Match of the Day, Ian Wright was not overly critical of Vardy for the challenge, simply saying he thought it was 'aggressive' and couldn't understand how he ended up with his foot so high. Leicester's manager Claude Puel defended Vardy, telling Sky Sports:
It was not his intention to make a foul and he touched the ball.
He was enthusiastic and it is a pity. We need now to find a solution to replace him and it will be a good opportunity for another player to show their quality. Perhaps after touching the ball he touches the player. It was not aggressive and he has been unlucky with this tackle.
Doherty's own goal meanwhile, really was a bullet of a header to be fair. One of the all time great own goal finishes. Well worth checking out.