Wolves vs. Man City result, highlights & analysis as Grealish and Haaland strike to send champions top

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Wolves vs. Man City result, highlights & analysis as Grealish and Haaland strike to send champions top

Erling Haaland rewrote another chapter of the Premier League record books with his latest goal as Manchester City opened up a 3-0 lead at Wolves.

Jack Grealish was held in the firing line-up at Molineux regardless of a slow appearance in City’s midweek UEFA Champions Association prevail upon Borussia Dortmund. The Britain playmaker in a flash reimbursed Enthusiasm Guardiola’s confidence by changing over Kevin De Bruyne’s cross following 55 seconds.

Haaland then became the first player in Premier League history to score in each of his first four away games, punishing a backpedalling Max Kilman by clipping into the bottom corner with a right-footed shot from outside the box.

A X-appraised lurch into Grealish’s stomach from Nathan Collins saw the Republic of Ireland safeguard deservedly shipped off, in spite of the fact that Wolves approached their errand with energy after halftime notwithstanding the mathematical burden.

As such, it came against the run of play when De Bruyne matched Steven Gerrard’s Premier League tally of 92 assists, crossing for Foden to finish.

Wolves vs. Man City final score

  1H 2H Final
WOL 0 0
MCI 2 1


MCI — Jack Grealish (Kevin De Bruyne) — 1st min

MCI — Erling Haaland (Bernardo Silva) — 16th min

MCI — Phil Foden (Kevin De Bruyne) — 69th min

Wolves vs. Man City result, highlights & analysis as Grealish and Haaland  strike to send champions top

Those two combined similarly to set up Grealish on City’s first attack, with Foden drawing Rayan Ait-Nouri towards him and finding an overlapping De Bruyne. Grealish then made the sort of penetrative run he has made too infrequently in his City career and was rewarded with a tap-in.

Wolves answered well, as Daniel Podence constrained Ederson to beat a shot behind at his close to post, yet Collins was long of position, leaving Kilman unfit to close down a rampaging Haaland, whose scraped endeavor moved beyond Jose Sa.

It turned out that was nowhere near Collins’ biggest misjudgement of the half. In the 33rd minute, he approached a bouncing ball that Joao Cancelo sent towards Grealish down the left and caught the England playmaker with a high, dangerous challenge.

Referee Antony Taylor was left with no choice, although Wolves then opted not to collapse. They had the better of the opening exchanges in the second half, with recent arrival Matheus Nunes probing intelligently from midfield and Podence, Pedro Neto and Goncalo Guedes all asking questions of the City back four.

If Guedes had made clean contact with Ait-Nouri’s dangerous cross before the hour, things might have become really interesting. Instead, City ended the argument when De Bruyne went outside Haaland for a return pass and Foden found a deft finish.

Record-man Haaland finds some new notes

As the objectives become progressively unavoidable — that is currently 11 of every seven Head Association games and 14 in all contests — the Haaland ‘touchwatch’ has turned into a question of interest to numerous spectators. Today, he had 24, three less than 72nd-minute substitute Riyad Mahrez, however the possibility that Haaland is essentially sticking around in the punishment region and hanging tight for his City partners to place in the hard yards isn’t grounded truly.

He dropped deep to involve himself in attacks on a few occasions at Molineux, most notably when collecting possession from Bernardo Silva for his goal. He also played a key role in the build-up to Foden’s goal when out on the right wing.

Grealish takes cue from Sterling to answer critics

Before the game, Pep Guardiola insisted City spent £100 million on Grealish for “other reasons” than goals and assists. As much as the 27-year-old’s ability to receive and carry the ball under pressure, slow the tempo and retain possession are all things to make Guardiola purr, it undeniably felt like damage control. In a team that score so frequently from all angles, three Premier League goals and as many assists for City heading into this weekend did not represent an acceptable return.

Grealish is ostensibly City’s best option on the passed on wing after Raheem Real’s takeoff to Chelsea and he followed some guidelines from his Britain partner’s experience for the initial objective, betting on a run into the crate and being compensated with an objective. Real made that a diversion at City.

For every one of those sprints that yields returns, plenty go unseen and unrewarded, but those are the hard yards Grealish must put in. It lifted a weight off him on Saturday, and his more swaggering qualities returned: he completed 31 of his 33 passes, with 21 of those successes coming inside the Villa half — numbers that will please Guardiola just as much as the goal clearly satisfied Grealish.

Akanji becomes City’s latest ‘Bundesliga tax’ evader

Whoever runs PAYE at the DFB needs to get on top of this one. Haaland has made suggestions that he might not adapt to the Premier League after making mincemeat of Germany’s top flight look laughable, but Manuel Akanji is another new City signing with an apparent unwillingness to pay his ‘Bundesliga tax’.

An unexpected cutoff time day marking as the mix of Aymeric Laporte’s recuperation from knee medical procedure and John Stones and Nathan Ake’s weakness to difficulties convinced Guardiola to enter the market, Akanji has begun every one of the three games since joining from Borussia Dortmund. Consecutive Heroes Association wins, one over his previous club in midweek, went before his Head Association bow and the Switzerland global’s speed and self-restraint was to the front against an energetic Wolves assault at Molineux. He was likewise smooth ready by and by, finishing a group high 87 out of 90 passes.

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Fulltime: Haaland has one more raid down the Wolves right. His pass doesn’t find Alvarez but it doesn’t matter. He got another goal, De Bruyne got two more assists and City got three more points to go top of the league. There was also a confidence, boosting opener for Jack Grealish, who later found himself on the receiving end of Nathan Collins’ horror challenge. Wolves deserve a fair bit of credit for how they acquitted themselves with reduced numbers for the best part of an hour and can take positives from what they produced today.

Wolves vs. Man City result, highlights & analysis as Grealish and Haaland  strike to send champions top

90th minute+2: Cancelo picks out Palmer at the back post and the youngster’s eyes light up. His volley lands somewhere near Walsall.

90th minute: We’ll get the customary, bog-standard three minutes of additional time.

89th minute: Promising position for City but Haaland can’t get his feet right and it peters out. Why do they bother with this guy?

82nd moment: Semedo replaces Ait-Nouri, who has been a fine going after source for Wolves during the last part. Sergio Gomez is on for Rodri for City and Neto takes off to win a corner. Ederson tips away.

80th minute: Haaland in almost onto a clipped Mahrez pass from the right wing but he can’t get it fully under control.

79th minute: Neves nearly turns a City corner into his own net. Nunes heads the next one clear with far less kerfuffle.

77th minute: Grealish departs, making way for Cole Palmer and lapping up the boos from the Molineux crowd after one of his best afternoons in quite a while

76th minute: Sa gets out sharply to get to lofted through-ball before Mahrez, but these fresh legs look like wretched news for Wolves.

72nd minute: Triple change for City. Foden, De Bruyne and Silva head into cold storage as Gundogan, Alvarez and Mahrez come on.

That ought to be that. A wonderfully worked objective, basically the same as City’s first. Haaland pulls out to the conservative and sends a return pass around the bend for De Bruyne. The Belgian hasn’t had his best game however that is his second help as Foden applies a deft completion.

67th minute: Haaland comes deep to retrieve possession from a rampaging Grealish. Sa saves his bouncing shot and Kilman gets a brilliant block in on Foden’s attempt on the rebound. He won’t be to disappointed to get no credit for that as a goalkick is given.

66th minute: Nunes is booked for a late challenge on Grealish. Neves is also carded for dissent. Wolves are fired up and playing admirably but that wasn’t helpful.

64th minute: Nunes plays a ball down the right for Podence to cross. A sliding Dias stops in cleanly and handball claims are rightly waved away.

62nd moment: For what feels like the initial time this half, City partake in a supported spell of ownership to assuage things. Grealish changes play to De Bruyne who wins a corner. The ball is worked to Cancelo who shoots above and beyond from range.

That should be that. A beautifully worked goal, very similar to City’s first. Haaland pulls out to the right wing and sends a return pass around the corner for De Bruyne. The Belgian hasn’t had his best game but that’s his second assist as Foden applies a deft finish.


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