This was Man City at their best. The visitors face a nervous end to an entertaining contest at Molineux. GAME ON! DE BRUYNE DENIED! Guardiola has handed a debut to new signing Ake in the heart of defence alongside Stones, but fellow newbie Torres has to settle for a place among the subs. Following McAlinden's release, he signed for Exeter City. When two penalty calls went against Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo's side were thinking it wasn't their night but then Traore's powerful shot beat Bravo and arrowed low into the far corner and it was game on again. WOLVES 0-1 CITY!! Patricio dives the right way but is unable to get to it. Foden is played in and tries to curl one in from an angle but is unable to find the target. A total of 24 teams competed in the Football League Championship in the 2016–17 season. Fernandinho of all players gets in behind but fires off target. The Wolves attacker carries the ball forward and tries to lift it over Ederson, but he gets too much on the effort and the ball drops on the roof of the net. Wolves were one of the sixteen teams from outside the bottom two divisions of the Football League to be invited to field their academy team in the competition due to it holding Category 1 academy status. Each team played every other team twice, once at their stadium, and once at the opposition's. That was superb defending from Coady to bail out defensive team-mate Boly, who got himself in a right mess. That prompted Pep Guardiola to sacrifice the returning Sergio Aguero but it did not look like being a problem when City were awarded a penalty for a foul by Leander Dendoncker on Riyad Mahrez soon after. Podence is very nearly in, only for a bad first touch to take him away from goal. City had just 37.8 per cent possession versus Wolves - the lowest figure recorded by a side managed by Pep Guardiola in top-flight history. In terms of last weekend's win over Sheffield United, Neves is brought into the side in place of Dendoncker, meaning a 3-4-3 formation of sorts for the home side. That came about as a result of Traore getting the better of Mendy down Wolves' right. There will surely be no hat-trick of Premier League titles for Manchester City either after this extraordinary defeat. Man of the Match: Adama Traore. Wolves supporters will not forget this one for a while and, try as they might, Manchester City fans might well feel the same way after watching the Premier League title slip even further from their grasp. Wolves could do with half-time so boss Nuno can change something. Sterling is looking very sharp as he tries to jink past a couple of players, but Wolves stand firm. De Bruyne closed down Wolves' players in their own box and that paid off. We conceded from a mistake but we didn't change our way. Jesus nods on an aerial ball and De Bruyne is through on goal with a good first touch. Replays show that the officials got the decision spot on - Coady did not touch the City winger. Premier League. The decision came after a lengthy VAR check and there was another delay when Sterling's first spot-kick was saved by Rui Patricio only for encroachment to result in a retake. Traore has been very quiet in the first half. Stones gets his head to a right-sided cross. The corner is worked short. City looked as … De Bruyne put the visitors in front from a penalty he won himself and Foden rounded off a slick team move to double his side's tally. This was the first season for the club under the ownership of the Chinese investment group Fosun which acquired the club on 21 July 2016 for a reported £45 million. That game is live on Sky Sports Premier League from 4pm. GOOOOAAAALLL!!! On 30 January 2017, Hélder Costa joined the club on a permanent basis. Three points were awarded to teams for each win, one point per draw, and none for defeats. With the title gone, City might be tempted to turn their attention towards the Champions League in search of silverware. De Bruyne tucks the penalty towards the bottom-right corner. The hosts have created plenty of chances in this second period but have failed to make the most of them and are running out of time to pull one back. Two minutes have been added on at the end of the first half at Molineux. This match is somehow still 2-0 with around 25 minutes to go. Jesus' low drive from the edge of the box is pushed behind by Patricio. Podence has time to take a touch but instead dummies it and Neves' shot from further out is blocked by Foden in front of goal. Man City: Ederson (3); Walker (6), Otamendi (6), Fernandinho (6), Mendy (5); De Bruyne (7), Rodri (7), Bernardo (7); Mahrez (6), Aguero (5), Sterling (8). City have their third goal through Jesus' heavily deflected shot. Neto is off and Fabio Silva on in his place for the Portuguese youngster's Premier League debut. City full-backs Walker and Mendy are being given permission to play high up the pitch, with Fernandinho dropping into the backline when needed. NEARLY! PENALTY SHOUT! Torres has no intention of carrying the ball into the Wolves box. Wolves are probing away but are not really getting anywhere as Nuno prepares another couple of changes. He perhaps should have gone the other side of the Wolves defender. City are taking the sting out of the game now by knocking the ball around. He picks out Sterling and the angled shot is easily captured by Patricio. A corner is won and played into the middle, where Jimenez is well positioned to head behind. The visitors deservedly double their lead through a superbly worked team move. [1] Although head coach Kenny Jackett's position was initially confirmed by the new owners, he was replaced by Walter Zenga before the season proper began. As Guardiola pointed out, it's Leicester and the teams below them that they are competing with for now - Liverpool, 14 points ahead, are long gone. Traore eventually swings it in and Jimenez gets his head to it first, sending an effort a yard or so wide. Podence rolls the ball to Jimenez and the Mexico international drives down the right. Manchester City have lost a Premier League match at Etihad Stadium without scoring for the first since March 2016 against Manchester United (0-1), with Manuel Pellegrini in charge. De Bruyne catches Neves and Wolves have a free-kick. Wolves’ Adama Traore scored in both of his side's league wins over Manchester City last season. After some one-touch passing outside the box, De Bruyne slips in Sterling and he pulls it back for international team-mate Foden to slide home from close range. WOLVES 1-2 CITY!! PENALTY TO CITY! Torres is on for his City debut in place of Sterling with around 10 minutes to go. Neto tees up Jimenez, who guides a side-footed shot wide of the target when left pretty much unmarked 12 yards from goal. Foden and De Bruyne turn down the chance to shoot from 20 yards. He has now seen his team beaten home and away by Wolves - the first team in three seasons to do that to City. Wolves: Patricio (7); Dendoncker (6), Coady (7), Saiss (7); Doherty (8), Neves (8), Moutinho (8), Jonny (6); Traore (8), Jimenez (8), Jota (6). City have had 73 per cent of the ball so far - it has been one-way traffic at Molineux. I think we played good. Traore was the driving force all evening for Wolves and in the 82nd minute he bullied Benjamin Mendy off the ball inside the City box and squared for Jimenez to equalise. Two of the four added on minutes have passed by with little incident. Patricio makes himself big and De Bruyne is unable to squeeze it past the Wolves keeper. Following some patient build-up, De Bruyne found a gap, Sterling pounced and Foden was left with a simple finish. Now it is about trying to catch the second one. ANOTHER CHANCE FOR WOLVES! Wolves are just the second team to complete a league double against a team managed by Pep Guardiola after Antonio Conte's Chelsea in 2016-17. That is all for today's live text coverage. [2] However, Zenga lasted just 14 league games before being dismissed with the team in 18th place.[3]. After a promising City move breaks down in the Wolves box, the hosts get forward and Podence's 25-yard drive is blocked by the returning Stones. Keep on believing, keep on trying. Manchester City lost both Premier League meetings with Wolves last season. City are forced all the way back to Ake but soon come forward again, the attack ending with Sterling's pass to Mendy rolling out of play. RESTART! The game finally appears to have settled down over the past couple of minutes. KICK-OFF! Not sure why Podence decided to leave that for Neves behind him! City are running down the clock in a professional manner. Following McCarey's release, he signed for Ross County. It was a very emotional night. Guardiola's men clearly mean business today. "We cannot prioritise the cup competitions otherwise we won't be in Europe," he said afterwards. Ake puts his body on the line to block Neto's powerful drive. The club competed in the second tier of the English football system, the Football League Championship for a third consecutive year. Instead he goes towards the corner and wins his side a throw-in. Ten-man Manchester City blew a two-goal lead as Wolves produced a stunning second-half comeback to win 3-2 on a dramatic evening at Molineux. Wolves named an unchanged team for the fifth game in a row following their 2-1 win away to Norwich with Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saiss continuing to line up in defence. There are still 18 games left to play and we have to be mentally strong because in 48 hours we have another one.". Man City officially get their 2020-21 campaign under way! Wolverhampton Wanderers GOAL RULED OUT! City kick off their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at Wolves. CHANCE! City have done well to keep Wolves quiet since Jimenez's headed goal. GOOOOAAAALLL!!! WOLVES XI (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Willy Boly, Conor Coady (c), Romain Saiss; Adama Traore, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Marcal; Daniel Podence, Pedro Neto; Raul Jimenez. SAVE! Kick-off is at 4.30pm. De Bruyne plays a pass in behind the Wolves backline for Jesus, who fails to hold is run and is flagged for offside. Wolves' Nuno Espirito Santo: "The atmosphere was amazing from the beginning to the end. There was still time for Sterling to hit the crossbar with a stoppage-time free-kick, but there was to be no hat-trick. Last season's PFA Player of the Year is up and running for the 2020-21 campaign! Not that Guardiola is ready to admit it. SAVE! Following Sigurðarson's release, he signed for Molde. The night started well for Wolves when Conor Coady put Diogo Jota through on goal and Ederson's foul saw the City goalkeeper sent from the field after just 12 minutes. vs Manchester City. @ghostgoal. He drives towards goal and is sent crashing to the ground by Coady, but referee Andre Marriner waves away the penalty appeals. Marcal hobbles off on his home debut to be replaced by Vinagre.

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