Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers praised the "fitness and hunger" of Jamie Vardy after his superb finish for the Foxes meant Bruno Lage's Wolves tenure began with a defeat at King Power Stadium.
The Foxes' number nine was the most lively player on the pitch and struck just before half-time courtesy of a well-timed run and angled header from Ricardo Pereira's right-wing cross.
The 34-year-old, who netted 17 times last season including two on the final day against Tottenham, had earlier seen a finish from a tight angle ruled out for offside.
Rodgers admitted afterwards that his task now is to manage the striker correctly in order to ensure he maintains such impressive performances across the campaign.
"We had a good chat over the course of pre-season," said the Foxes boss. "He's got two years left on his contract. It's up to both of us to manage him, make him as explosive and electric as he can be.
"But when he has that form and that level of fitness, that hunger, he's very difficult to play against. I thought he was outstanding today.
"There's some outstanding strikers in the Premier League and of course he's up there with them. He had a really good pre-season and we saw the results of that today."