Wolves denied Manchester City from reclaiming the second position in Premier League as they came from behind to win 3-2.
City’s trouble started when Keeper Ederson got a red card for bringing down Diogo Jota on the edge of the area.
But Raheem Sterling stepped up and scored double goals for City in the first half. The first goal was from VAR awarded penalty which was initially saved by Wolves’ keeper, Rui Patricio. But it was retaken due to encroachment by Wolves’ Coady. This time, Sterling didn’t miss as he scored the goal when Patricio saved the ball the second time but let it slip off his hands.
The second goal came when the England forward received De Bruyne’ pass and dribbled Patricio before kicking the ball into the empty net.
However, goals from Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez and Matt Doherty gave Wolves a stunning victory and destroyed Man City’s chance of retaining their title.
Visibly disappointed Pep Guardiola spoke to the press about the match.
“The result is what it is. Playing with 10 is difficult but against this side especially. [My team] fought incredibly. The goals couldn’t be avoided. Sometimes it’s fatigue. They’re tired … I have no regrets. [The gap at the top] is big. We cannot think about that [the title race].” He said.
Meanwhile, Wolves coach, Nuno Espírito Santo, who was obviously happy about the outcome of the match also spoke to the press.
“It’s a good night to win and perform like this. It was a fantastic game of football. Everything changed with City down to 10 men. I told my players to keep doing the same things [after City’s goal] but we conceded a second goal that made it very hard but it was a fantastic reaction. [Traore] had to come inside [to have an impact]. He was not getting the ball out wide. When he is playing inside everything is tight but it was a fantastic goal [to get us back into the game]. I’m always positive.”