Wolverhampton Wanderers stun Manchester City as they hold them for a draw.
Manchester City were off to the best starts possible in the Premier League with two wins. City’s third encounter was against the new-comers Wolverhampton Wanderers, who have impressed in the transfer window.
While City were without the services of the Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and the Chilean keeper Claudio Bravo. Benjamin Mendy started for City on the left as English international Kyle Walker started on the right at the back four.
In the middle was City’s skipper Vincent Kompany alongside the Spaniard Aymeric Laporte. In the middle of the park for Pep Guardiola’s side was the trio of Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho, and David Silva. Further, up-front Guardiola started Sergio Aguero alongside Bernard Silva and Raheem Sterling.
Raul Jimenez, who was on loan from Benfica started upfront for the Wolves. In the middle of the park were Ruben Neves, Joah Moutinho, Castro, and Doherty.
City dominating the possession chart:
FULL-TIME | The points are shared at the Molineux Stadium…
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 25, 2018
The match was as expected, with City having most of the possession throughout the entirety of the match. While City not only had the lion share of possession but they also had most chances at goal in the match. With nearly as many as 18 shots, City could have only 6 shots on target and 72% possession of the ball.
Kun Aguero was the closest to City getting the lead in the first half, with his shot being tipped by Rui Patricio. Wolves did not have a single shot on target throughout the first half, with both sides drawing level at 0-0.
The second half began on a different note for both the sides. While City had control over possession, they could not prevent Wolves from attacking the other end. Wolves with their first real attack in the encounter put the ball beyond the goal.
Willy Bolly gave the Wolves the lead, with a goal-directed from his right-hand. If only for VAR in the League, the goal would have stood as a goal-kick for Guardiola’s side. However, things came to parity in the 69th minute when Laporte headed home in the near side to level things at 1-1.