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English Premier League match report Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City 25 August 2018

Posted: 25 August 2018 Time: 14:43

Manchester City dropped points for the first time this season as they drew 1-1 with newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

The Citizens dominated possession in the early stages of the encounter, with İlkay Gündogan forcing a save out of the Wolves goalkeeper inside the opening 15 minutes.

Wolves thought they had taken in the lead on 20 minutes through Raul Jimenez, but the Mexican striker was flagged offside when slotting the ball home.

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio came to Wolves' rescue in the 22 minute with a superb save to push Raheem Sterling's stinging volley onto the crossbar.

The hosts looked lively whenever they were on the ball and they should have been ahead on 38 minutes, as Jimenez was allowed control and shoot in the box, but his effort sailed well wide.

The game's opening goal eventually arrived in the 56th minute and it was controversial as Wily Boly guided the ball into the bottom corner with the use of his hand, which the officials did not spot.

The Citizens did not have to wait long for an equaliser as Gundogan's free-kick found Aymeric Laporte, who sent a thumping header into the back of the net.

Adama Traoe was proving to be real threat to the City defence in the final 20 minutes, but the likes of Vincent Kompany and Laporte managed to keep him at bay in the box.

Aguero nearly snatched three points with the final kick of the game, but the Argentine's free-kick clipped the crossbar with Patricio well beaten as City drop points for the first time this season.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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