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City beat Wolverhampton with a lightning goal and another from Haaland

Manchester City is the brand new chief within the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s males went prime of the desk at this time (17) after visiting and beating Wolverhampton 3-0, with nice performances from Kevin De Bruyne and Haaland.

Grealish opened the scoring within the first minute of the match, benefiting from De Bruyne’s cross. In the fifteenth minute, Haaland scored the second with a low shot. In the second half, in a transfer much like the primary goal, Foden capitalized on De Bruyne’s move to make it the third within the twenty second minute.

With the victory, Manchester City quickly took the lead within the Premier League. Guardiola’s males now have 17 factors, two greater than Arsenal, who’ve 15, and take to the sphere tomorrow. Wolverhampton are sixteenth, with simply six factors, and might additionally drop locations with the round-robin addition.

Manchester City returns to the sphere solely on October 2 (Sunday). For the ninth spherical of the English Championship, the workforce has a basic in opposition to Manchester United on the Etihad Stadium from 10am (GMT).

Wolverhampton, in flip, go to West Ham the day earlier than, at 13:30 (GMT), additionally for the ninth spherical of the Premier League.

Bow to the Queen

In the primary spherical after the dying of Queen Elizabeth II, all matches have been marked by membership stands. Before the match, representatives of every workforce laid wreaths at midfield.

Wolverhampton and Manchester City gamers pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth earlier than the membership’s match

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Huddled within the heart circle, the gamers noticed a minute’s silence – as did the followers – earlier than kick-off. Also, within the twenty fifth minute of the second half (the seventieth minute of the match), the group rose to their toes for a standing ovation in honor of the seventieth anniversary of the Queen’s reign.

Lightning goal and Haaland’s brilliance

In the primary minute of the match, Foden freely dominated the assault and beat Kevin De Bruyne on the appropriate. The Belgian midfielder crosses low in the direction of the center of the penalty space. The ball went previous Haaland and reached Grealish, who opened the scoring first.

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Grealish opened the scoring for City in opposition to Wolverhampton within the first minute

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Despite the blow, Wolverhampton didn’t look daunted early on and started to dominate possession within the following minutes. After three minutes, the hosts created a clear probability with Gonzalo Guedes, however Ederson averted an equaliser.

However, within the fifteenth minute, City scored a second goal. Bernardo Silva performed deep for Haaland. The Norwegian striker dominated with a marker up entrance, however that was no drawback. He superior, lower to the center and struck from the appropriate, low, into the nook for the second goal of the sport. It was Haaland’s eleventh goal in simply seven Premier League video games.

sole and expulsion

In the thirty second minute another strike in opposition to Wolverhampton, this time pleasant fireplace. Defender Nathan Collins arrived late within the battle and booted Grealish within the abdomen. Referee Anthony Taylor confirmed the straight pink card and now Wolverhampton had a good harder job.

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Haaland scored City’s second goal in opposition to Wolverhampton

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No concern

Even with a man down, Wolverhampton didn’t buckle in protection and got here again within the second half on the lookout for extra play. Despite failing to create any clear-cut probabilities, the house facet’s bid saved Manchester City away from the Jose Sa goal till the twentieth minute.

At 21, Haaland had a nice probability once more. However, confronted with the goal, the Norwegian striker couldn’t hit very exhausting, making it simple for Jose Sa, who however made a nice save.

In the subsequent minute, Kevin De Bruyne, Haaland and Foden made a nice triangulation on the appropriate of the assault: Haaland acquired within the penalty space, took the goal and activated De Bruyne at pace. The Belgian crossed low at first, discovering Foden, who completed for a goal with a crooked contact, but it surely took Jose Sa out of the sport.

Pep Guardiola subsequently withdrew a few of his key gamers and the sport continued at a slower tempo till the tip, with Manchester City holding on for the win with out problem.

Data sheet

Wolverhampton 0x3 Manchester City

competitors: Premiership

Date: September 17, 2022

place: Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton

Time: 8:30am (from Brazil)

Yellow playing cards: Mateus Nunes and Ruben Neves (WOL); Rhodri (CIT)

Red card: Collins (WOL)

objectives: Grealish (CIT), 1′, Haaland (CIT), 15′ of the primary half; Foden (CIT), within the twenty first minute of the second half.

Wolverhampton: Jose Sa; Johnny Castro, Collins, Kilman and Ait Nouri (Nelson Semedo); Mateus Nunes, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho; Pedro Neto (Campbell), Gonzalo Guedes (Huang) and Podense (B. Traore). Coach: Bruno Lage.

Manchester City: Ederson; Stones, Akanji, Ruben Diaz and Joao Cancelo; Rodri (Gomez), Bernardo Silva (J. Alvarez) and Kevin De Bruyne (Gündogan); Grealish (Palmer), Foden (Mahrez) and Haaland. Coach: Pep Guardiola.

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