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  • The first meeting of the two clubs was in Division 1 was on the 30th September 1899, played at Hyde Road and the game finished 1-1.
  • FA Cup – The first meeting in the FA Cup was in the 2nd Round of the competition, this was played on the 4th February 1911 and the game ended in a 1-0 win for Wolves.
  • League Cup – The teams first met in the League cup in the 2nd Round of the competition, played at Maine Road on the 8th September 1971, the game ended in a 4-3 win for Man City.
  • Premier League – The first meeting in the Premier league was on the 4th October 2003 played at Molineux in front of 29,386 fans and the game ended in a 1-0 win for Wolves.

most recent MEETINGS

  • Premier League – The most recent game was on the 22nd January 2023 the game finished 3-0 to Manchester City.

  • League Cup – The most recent game was on the 24th October 2017 at the Etihad Stadium in front of 50,755 fans, this game was a 4th Round Tie ending in 0-0 draw after extra time but Man City won 4-1 in the penalty shootout.


  • Division 1 – The biggest Wolves win was on the 23rd December 1933 played at Molineux in front of 20,640 fans with a 8-0 win for Wolves.
  • Premier League – The biggest win was on the 6th October 2019 played at the Etihad Stadium in front of 54,435 fans with a 2-0 win for Wolves with Adama Traore getting both goals and this was the first win at Man City since 8th August 1999 when Robbie Keane scored the only goal of the game in Division 1 at Maine Road.
  • FA Cup – The biggest win was on the 16th January 1952 played at Molineux which was a 3rd round replay after the original game played on the 12th January 1952 ended in a 2-2 draw and the replay ended in a 4-1 win for Wolves.

BIGGEST defeat

  • Division 2 – The biggest defeat was on the 18th December 1909 played at Hyde Road and the game finished in a 6-0 win for Man City.
  • Division 1 – The biggest defeat was on the 21st March 1904 played at Molineux and the game finished 6-1 to Man City.
  • Premier League – The biggest defeat between the two clubs has already been mentioned in the most recent meeting meetings section.


There was a game on the date of the upcoming meeting in the premier league which was played on the 30th September 1899 the game finished 1-1.



There was another meeting between the two sides in the Premier League Asia Cup final played at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai. The game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes and then went straight to a penalty shootout and Wolves won the shootout 3-2 to win the Premier League Asia cup for the first time.


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Wolves News - History of Wolves v Manchester City

Wolves v Manchester City 27th December 2019 in the Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers came from two goals down to beat 10-man Manchester City 3-2 in a pulsating match at Molineux Stadium. 

Ederson was dismissed for Man City in the 12th minute for a foul on Diogo Jota outside the City penalty area. 

It was Man City who took the lead 13 minutes later. Raheem Sterling scored on the rebound after Rui Patricio had saved his penalty, which had been retaken due to an encroachment by Conor Coady on the initial spot-kick, which had also been saved by Rui Patricio.

Sterling added a second five minutes into the second half but then Adama Traore sparked the fightback for Wolves on 55 minutes with a powerful shot into the bottom left corner making the score 2-1 to the visitors and the comeback was on for Wolves.

Adama Traore then dispossessed Benjamin Mendy and crossed for Raul Jimenez to score with eight minutes remaining. 

The winning goal of the game did come in the 89th minute when Matt Doherty latched on to Jimenez’s pass and swept the ball home with fans, players and management in jubilation seeing a brilliant comeback from the team who were 2-0 down to a very good Man City side. 

This sealed Wolves first double over Man City since 1999-2000 in Division 1 and the first time in the top division since 1960-1961.

Wolves: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, Jota. 

Subs: Vinagre, Neto, Bennett, Ruddy, Kilman, Vallejo, Cutrone.

Goals: Traore (55), Jimenez (82), Doherty (89)

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling. 

Subs: Bravo, Garcia, Gundogan, Angelino, Cancelo, Zinchenko, Foden.

Goals: Sterling (25,50)

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Wolves v Manchester City 3rd December 1999 League Division 1

This was Colin Lee’s 50th Game in charge of Wolves and the first time they had scored more than 3 goals in a game which was against Bristol City when they won 6-1 which was his first game in charge of the club.

Wolves took the lead on 6 minutes when Ade Akinbiyi headed home from close range with hesitation of the Manchester City defence.

The Manchester City defence was all over the place where they couldn’t cope with Akinbiyi and Branch in the box only to find themselves further behind when Wolves managed to get a 2nd goal when Branch moved unhindered and scored. 

But then out of the blue Manchester City managed to get themselves a goal to get back into the game when Mark Kennedy provided a cross into the box to find Shaun Goater to score from close range to make the game 2-1.

Kevin Muscat and Darren Bazeley made the right-hand side their own causing all sorts of problems along with Michael Branch added a third goal before half time with a chorus of Wolves fans chanting Sign him up as the fans couldn’t believe what was happening in the game.

Half Time: Wolves 3 Manchester City 1

Manchester City started the 2nd half of the game with few chances of note trying to get back into the game with no avail.

But then Wolves came at city again to add a fourth goal of the game when Kevin Muscat made a charge into the city penalty area to score.

Just before the end of the game a Mexican wave started to go around the Molineux and the supporters left the ground on a happy note seeing a brilliant victory for the home side.

Full Time: Wolves 4 Manchester City 1

Wolves: Oakes; Muscat, Curle, Pollet, Naylor; Bazeley, Emblen, Osborn, Sinton (Scott Taylor 90+1); Branch (Corica, 84), Akinbiyi. Subs: Stowell, Robinson, Sedgley.

Goals: Akinbiyi (6), Branch (19, 40), Muscat (68)

Manchester City: Weaver; Edghill, Wiekens, Jobson, Granville (Tiatto, 55); Jeff Whitley (Pollock, 55), Horlock, Bishop, Kennedy; Goater, Robert Taylor. 

Subs: Crooks, Gareth Taylor, Wright.

Goal: Goater (30)


head to head stats

There has been 18 Meetings between the two sides.

Wolves have won games with 3 Home wins and 1 Away Wins.

Manchester City have won games with 7 Home wins and 5 Away Wins.

There has been 2 draws between the sides.

Wolves have scored 19 Goals.

Manchester City have scored 42 Goals.

(Manchester City have now won their last 6 meetings against Wolves with an aggregate score of 19 goals to three and these are all games in the premier league.)

Overall Head-to-Head

There have been 127 games in total.

Wolves have won 49 Games.

Manchester City have won 54 Games.

There has been 25 Draws.

Last 6 Matches

21st September 2020 Wolves 1 Manchester City 3 at Molineux.

2nd March 2021 Manchester City 4 Wolves 1 at Etihad Stadium.

11th December 2021 Manchester City 1 Wolves 0 at Etihad Stadium.

11th May 2022 Wolves 1 Manchester City 5 at Molineux.

17th September 2022 Wolves 0 Manchester City 3 at Molineux.

22nd January 2023 Manchester City 3 Wolves 0 at Etihad Stadium.


Dave Wagstaffe

Played for Man City 1960-1964 made 144 appearances and scored 8 goals and played for Wolves 1964-1974 made 324 appearances and scored 26 goals.

Steve Daley

Played for Wolves 1971-1979 made 212 appearances and scored 38 goals and played for Man City 1979-1981 made 48 appearances and scored 4 goals.

Mark Kennedy

Played for Man City 1999-2001 made 66 appearances and scored 8 goals and played for Wolves 2001-2006 made 167 appearances and scored 12 goals.

Robert Taylor

Played for Man City 1999-2000 made 12 appearances and scored 5 goals and played for Wolves 2000-2002 made 9 appearances and scored 0 goals.

Joleon Lescott

Played for Wolves 2000-2006 made 212 appearances and scored 13 goals and played for Man City 2009-2014 made 107 appearances and scored 7 goals.

Mikkel Bischoff

Played for Man City 2002-2006 made 1 appearance and scored 0 goals and played for Wolves 2004-2005 made 11 appearances and scored 0 goals.

Stephen Elliott

Played for Man City 2003-2004 made 2 appearances and scored 0 goals and played for Wolves 2007-2008 made 29 appearances and scored 4 goals.

Carlo Nash

Played for Wolves 2000-2001 on a loan spell made 0 appearances and played for Man City 2001-2003 and made 38 appearances.

Keith Curle

Played for Man City 1991-1996 made 174 appearances and scored 11 goals and played for Wolves 1996-2000 made 150 appearances and scored 10 goals.

Matheus Nunes

Played for Wolves 2022-2023 made 41 appearances and scored 1 goal and is currently playing for Man City after he moved there in the summer transfer window of 2023 for a club record fee of £53m made 3 appearances.

Other players who played for both clubs.

Bobby McDonald, Paul Simpson, Michael Branch, Fred Chadwick, Craig Davies, Dennis Westcott, Ken Whitfield, David Robson, George Swan, Sadou Diallo, Tim Flowers, Edward Francis, Wayne Hennessey, Joe Hodge, Eric Nixon.

Played, Coached, Managed Both Teams.

Mick McCarthy Played for Man City 1983-1987 made 140 appearances and scored 2 goals and managed Wolves 2006-2012.

George Poyser Played for Wolves 1928-1929 unfortunately he made no appearances for the team and managed Man City 1963-1965.

Major Frank Buckley Played for Man City 1907-1908 made 11 appearances and managed Wolves 1927-1944.

Bobby Mimms Played for Man City 1987 in a loan spell from Everton and was goalkeeping coach 2001-2008 for Wolves.



I have been a Wolves fan for over 30 years.

I have supported them both home and away games in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and now like looking into wolves games the stats behind the games they play in the premier league and also look other stats if asked by someone else in the podcast. I have also done the 92 football league grounds and shortly be doing a ebook about peoples favourite match they went to along with a match report and if possible stats from game


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