Pep Guardiola: “It’s always a difficult game when we play with Wolverhampton”
Catch all the action as Manchester City host Wolverhampton at the start of the Premier League on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s side reclaimed the lead in the title race after losing Chelsea last time out, but they are still only a point away from Liverpool and City cannot afford any setbacks. Bernardo Silva’s brilliance secured City a comfortable win over Watford last weekend, but they lost momentum during the week, losing 2-1 to RB Leipzig, although Guardiola’s side have already secured themselves top spot in Group A.
Meanwhile, Wolves finally lost a thrilling last-minute defeat to Liverpool, with Divock Origi coming off the bench to break the deadlock in the fourth minute of stoppage time. This result means Bruno Lage’s side went three games in a row without scoring, but they still made a promising start to the season overall and remained eighth in the table by the end of the week. Follow all the latest updates below:
Man City vs Wolves: Is Traore the key to Wolves?
Adama Traore scored the best three goals of his Premier League career against Manchester City, including a double by Wolves in the only away victory in the Premier League in this match in October 2019.
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 12:14
Man City vs Wolves: Foden is on the bench for City
Phil Foden scored 21 goals and 15 assists since the start of last season which is three more direct goals than any other Manchester City player, but he will have to make an impact from the bench today.
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 12:11
Man City vs Wolves: A difficult task for the visitors
Wolves have won just three of their last 23 Premier League games away, although one of those victories came at the Etihad Stadium in the 2019-20 season. Can they earn repeat results today?
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 12:07
Manchester City vs Wolves: Bernardo is in ‘unbreakable’ form
Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League games – more than one in the previous 61 games.
He is the best midfielder in the Premier League this season with seven goals and in such good shape that Pep Guardiola described him as ‘imperceptible’.
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 12:04
Man City vs Wolves: Pep Guardiola refuses to discuss Erling Haaland rumors of Man City
Haaland, 21, is one of the most exciting characteristics of the game as he has scored 72 goals in 74 appearances for Dortmund since joining the club in January 2020.
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 12:01
Manchester City vs Wolves: Can Wolverhampton win away from home?
Wolves are not winning three Premier League games on the road, although they have lost only twice in seven away games this season.
They are the only team that has not conceded a goal from a group in the Premier League this season. In 2020-21 they allowed 14 goals from group play, the most of any other Premier League team except Leeds 15.
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 11:58
Man City vs Wolverhampton: City’s return to winning ways?
Manchester City’s Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig ended a seven-game winning streak in all competitions.
Their tally of 31 league wins in a calendar year has been surpassed only by Liverpool, with 33 in 1982, and Chelsea, with 32 in 2005.
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 11:55
Man City vs Wolves: Lage in December schedule
Wolverhampton coach Bruno Lagg has spoken about the packed Premier League schedule during the month of December and how he is preparing to tackle it one game at a time. Lage said:
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 11:50
Man City vs Wolves: Guardiola vs De Bruyne
Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne started off the bench against Wolverhampton today as he continues to recover from injury. De Bruyne started against RB Leipzig during the week and Guardiola said he wanted to manage the player’s workload. Speaking to BT Sport, the City president said:
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 11:47
Manchester City vs Wolverhampton: head to head
Manchester City have lost only one of their last nine home matches against Wolverhampton in all competitions. Wolves lost both games in the Premier League last season with a total score of 7-2.
This game averages 3.82 goals per game, which is the highest average played at least 60 times in the English leagues.
Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 11:43