James Hallett GIVES HIS MATCH REPORT ON WOLVES 0-3 Manchester City
Going into todays early kick off, Wolves were sitting 15th in the table and looking for a spark to truly ignite our season. City on the other hand required 3 points to put them temporarily at the top of the table. With the last 4 fixtures between the two going City’s way, and their supreme confidence, they were certainly the favourite. The game got underway following a minutes silence and a rendition of the national anthem for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
It didn’t take long for City to make an impact when De Bruyne made an overlapping run behind England international Phil Foden and crossed the ball into the feet of ex-Villa player Jack Grealish. Grealish tucked it away to give a very early lead for the visitors 55 seconds in.
Surprisingly, Wolves responded with a nice spell of pressure and a few promising chances. Ederson denied Guedes at his near post a few minutes later and a close range free kick from Neves hit the wall.
Unfortunately this spell didn’t last long and in the 16th minute City’s Norwegian wonder kid runs past Max Kilman and easily slots past Jose Sa. Haaland’s 14th goal of the season made it 2-0 within 20 minutes.
It kept going downhill as Collins preformed a nasty flying kick on Jack Grealish on the touch line. The ref, Anthony Taylor, didn’t hesitate to pull the red card out of his pocket and it didn’t look like Collins argued it too much.
The game took a bit of a lull up until halftime with no clear cut chances for either team. City went into the dressing room with more men and much more confidence.
The second half again allowed Wolves to grow into the game with more possession and more chances to halve the deficit. However, Wolves at times looked scared to shoot and often overdid it in the box and got tackled with ease.
In the 68th minute, De Bruyne made a similar overlapping run to the first goal, behind Erling Haaland, and sets it up to Phil Foden who easily made it 3-0.
With the game all but done, Bruno handed a debut to deadline day signing, Boubacar Traore, who didn’t really get much time to show off his skills.
The game slowly came to an end with Man City being victorious with the 3 points to show for it. The win puts them top of the premier league while wolves slip to 16th.
Wolves face West Ham after the international break at the London Stadium. Diego Costa must be on the radar for selection due to the lack of goals and clinical players in this team. Let’s hope his fit and ready to go.
ARTICLE BY JAMES HALLETT
Hi i’m James. I’m a sixth form student with a passion for Wolves and sports journalism.