Leicester City and Wolves battled out a 0-0 stalemate in their season opener at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
A moment of controversy marred the contest after Leander Dendoncker’s strike was disallowed following a review from the video assistant referee.
The goal was ruled out after VAR showed the ball had hit Wolves defender Willy Boly on the arm seconds before the Belgian fired home, which under new laws of the game is illegal.
Any goal now scored or assisted through the use of the hand or the arm has to be disallowed regardless of whether it was intentional or accidental.
Amidst all the drama, one player stood out from the rest for Leicester and that was Caglar Soyuncu.
One fan labelled him a ‘gladiator’ whilst another said he cruised ‘like a Rolls-Royce,’ making it look so easy as the 23-year-old kept a clean sheet.
The Turkey international won five aerial duels, averaged a pass success rate of 92.2%, registered three successful tackles and three clearances – in what was only his seventh-ever Premier League appearance.
Others simply questioned ‘Harry who?’ whilst another reminded people that Soyuncu was proof the club didn’t need to go out and sign another centre-back to replace Harry Maguire as he looked ‘fantastic.’
You can read the best of the reaction below:
Nobody is getting by this gladiator!!!👊👊👊
— Jacqueline (@Abundance247) August 11, 2019
Was brilliant. Harry who?
— Pob? (@pob_LCFC) August 11, 2019
22 years old! Class today and will learn alot playing alongside Evan’s.
— Sam Heald (@TheHammer_Heald) August 11, 2019
Man of the match today …
— A A K (@Leicesterkaaki) August 11, 2019
Soyuncu, just cruising like a rolls Royce, making this look easy. Gets better every time i watch.
— Adam Crouch (@Adam_crouch85) August 11, 2019
Soyuncu. The club have done it again. They have unearthed another one. 💎 #lcfc
— Paul James Milne (@PJMilne73) August 11, 2019
Soyuncu > Slabhead. Fact.
— Stephen Robinson (@Lcfcsteve11) August 11, 2019
I think is Soyuncu is proving that we didn't need to sign a CB after all he looks fantastic.
— Harry (@Harrylcfc123) August 11, 2019