Diogo Jota score a hat-trick to earn Wolverhamptom Wanderers 4-3 win over Leicester City

Diogo Jota scored a  hat-trick to earn Wolverhamptom Wanderers a big 4-3 win over Leicester City on saturday  in one of the best games in EPL season so far.

The late winner for Wolves, after they had repelled two fightbacks from their Midlands rivals, sparked jubilation at Molineux that even saw victorious manager Nuno Espirito Santo sent off for celebrating on the pitch with his players.

The Wolves boss accepted he was wrong to get so carried away that he rushed onto the playing area after the winner, saying: 

“I was sent off, but rightly so. You cannot go on the pitch.”

Yet he could hardly be blamed for getting over-excited after Leicester twice come back, at 2-0 and 3-2 down, and must have felt they had won a point for under-pressure manager Claude Puel when captain Wes Morgan made it 3-3 with an 87th minute header.

Instead, Wolves, who got off to a quick start with two goals in 12 minutes through Jota and a Ryan Bennett header, would not be denied as Jota snatched his third in the 93rd after a final thrust by the hosts saw them leapfrog Leicester in mid-table.

“In a game like this when you win you feel the greatest man in the world,” said Jota, who scored more goals in one match than he had in the rest of the season so far. “This is the kind of game I watched as a kid and now I am a part of it.”

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