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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

  • The most recent Premier League game was on 30th September 2023. The match ended 2-1 in favour of Wolves. The goal scorers for Wolves were Ruben Dias (Own Goal) and Hwang Hee Chan, while Julian Alvarez scored for 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 4th May 1935 the game finished 5-0 to Manchester City.



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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Manchester City 3 Wolves 3 10th April 2004 at Etihad Stadium in Premier League

Wolves entered the game still without an away win in the Premier League this season. They started brightly in the opening minutes, testing goalkeeper James with shots from Cort & Newton.

On the other end of the pitch, Jones was also tested early with a save from Fowler after McManaman created an opening in the penalty area.

Wolves managed to break through the Man City defence and scored the opening goal in the 13th minute. Camara’s corner was cleared by Tarnat into Kennedy’s path. The ex-Man City player struck from 25 yards out, putting Wolves 1-0 ahead.

Wolves continued to press and got another goal when Tarnat made a mistake, allowing Camara to pounce and Cort to tuck away the rebound, making it 2-0 after 22 minutes.

Man City pulled one back as Tarnat supplied a cross to Anelka, who scored with a glancing header to make it 2-1 after 25 minutes.

Both teams continued to create chances, with Fowler hitting the side netting and Camara seeing his shot hit the post.

Just before half-time, Man City equalised as Tarnat’s curled free kick found Sibierski, who headed past Jones to make it 2-2.

In the second half, Wolves had the better chances, but James kept them out. Wolves missed a penalty, and then Camara scored from close range to put Wolves 3-2 ahead.

City equalised in the dying seconds as Wright-Phillips found the net from Tarnat’s free kick, making it 3-3.

Full time: Manchester City 3 Wolves 3.

Manchester City Team: James, Jihai, Dunne, Distin, Tarnat, Wright-Phillips, Bosvelt, Sibierski, McManaman, Anelka, Fowler.

Substitutes: Arason, Macken, Sinclair, Barton, Wanchope.

Manager: Kevin Keegan

Wolves Team: Jones, Clyde, Okoronkwo, Butler, Naylor, Newton, Cameron, Ince, Kennedy, Cort, Camara.

Substitutes: Oakes, Ganea, Irwin, Gudjonsson, Miller.

Manager: Dave Jones


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Manchester City 0 Wolves 1 8th August 1999 at Maine Road in Division One

The 1999/2000 First Division league’s opening game was played at Maine Road.

Manchester City started brightly in the game against Wolves. Shaun Goater made a breakthrough in the early stages but was denied by Neil Emblen’s goal-saving tackle, preventing the home side from taking the lead.

Wolves almost scored against the run of play when Havard Flo’s header hit the goal’s upright, and city defender Wiekens cleared the ball in the 16th minute.

Kennedy, the city midfielder, almost opened the scoring with a corner to captain Andy Morrison, whose shot was saved brilliantly by Mike Stowell.

Wolves took the lead when Darren Bazeley’s throw-in found Kevin Muscat, who passed it to Carl Robinson, and he flicked the ball to Robbie Keane for a tight-angle shot into the net, making it 1-0 to Wolves after 30 minutes.

Manchester City continued to dominate possession and nearly equalised when Kevin Horlock’s header was cleared off the line by ex-Man City defender Keith Curle.

At half-time, it was Manchester City 0 Wolves 1.

Five minutes into the second half, Paul Dickov missed a golden opportunity to equalise. Shaun Goater set up Terry Cooke, but Paul Dickov failed to connect well, and the Wolves defence cleared the ball.

Manchester City, looking to make a difference, had to make substitutions to push for an equaliser. Wolves defended resolutely to maintain their lead and clean sheet.

Mark Kennedy had a quiet second half for Man City but delivered a great cross to Kevin Horlock, which narrowly missed the Wolves’ goal.

Wolves almost doubled their lead as Paul Simpson crossed the ball to Steve Corica, whose header went straight to Nicky Weaver.

Nicky Weaver was fortunate to stay on the pitch after a tangle with Carl Robinson, and Wolves secured the victory.

Full Time: Manchester City 0 Wolves 1

Manchester City Team: Weaver, Edghill, Morrison, Wiekens, Granville, Cooke, Whitley, Horlock, Kennedy, Dickov, Goater.

Subs Bishop, Allsopp, Wright, Crooks, Taylor.

Manager: Joe Royle

Wolves Team: Stowell, Muscat, Naylor, Curle, Emblen, Bazeley, Robinson, Osborn, Sinton, Flo, Keane. 

Subs Mautone, Green, Sedgley, Simpson, Corica.

Manager: Colin Lee

head to head stats

Wolves News: History of Wolves v Manchester City

Premier League Stats

There has been 19 Meetings between the two sides.

Wolves have won 5 games with 4 Home wins and 1 Away Wins.

Manchester City have won 12 games with 7 Home wins and 5 Away Wins.

There have been 2 draws between the sides.

Wolves have scored 21 Goals.

Manchester City have scored 43 Goals.

Overall Head-to-Head

There have been 129 games in total.

Wolves have won 50 Games.

Manchester City have won 54 Games.

There has been 25 Draws.

Last 6 Matches

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.

30th September 2023 Wolves 2 Manchester City 1 at Molineux.


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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