Manchester City tames Wolverhampton and temporarily takes the lead

After the victories of Aston Villa against Southampton (1-0) and Fulham at Nottingham Forest (3-2), the eighth day of the Premier League continued, this Saturday at 1.30 p.m., with a poster between Wolverhampton, author of a complicated start to the season (1 win, 3 draws, 2 losses), and Manchester City, dolphin of the Gunners at kick-off. For this meeting, Bruno Lage opted for a 4-3-3 with Guedes, Podence and Neto aligned on the front of the attack. Same tactical scheme for Pep Guardiola who, for his part, trusted Grealish and Foden to accompany the unstoppable Haaland, present at the forefront.

At the Molineux Stadium, you should not arrive late. Only 56 seconds after the referee’s whistle, Anthony Taylor, Jack Grealish, forgotten in the marking, took advantage of a cross from Kevin de Bruyne to open the scoring with a left foot (0-1, 1st). Stung raw, the Wolves tried to react in stride and Guedes put Ederson to work with a nice shot from the left (4th). Solid defensively, the Mancunian club managed the awakening of the locals quite calmly and was going to strike again… Found at the entrance to the surface, Haaland stared at Kilman and deceived José Sá with a low shot from the right (0-2, 16th) to sign his 11th Premier League goal of the season.

Manchester City temporarily overtakes the Gunners, Haaland still treats!

Dominating in the game, the Skyblues continued to maintain the pressure in the camp of the Wolves and the latter put themselves, once again, in difficulty. Guilty of a very dangerous intervention on Grealish, Collins saw red and left his partners at ten (33rd). Outnumbered, Moutinho’s teammates inevitably suffered and suffered this encounter totally. Technically correct and impressive, by sequence, on the collective level, Manchester City logically led at the break. Upon returning from the locker room, the Citizens no longer offered anything but managed, however, to fly to the score.

Shortly after the hour mark, De Bruyne combined with Haaland and crossed towards the near post. Well placed, Foden arose and cut with the right foot in front of Ruben Neves (0-3, 69th). Definitely safe, the reigning English champion was rigorous in the last moments and kept his advantage in the score. With this victory (3-0) not suffering any challenge, Manchester City, irreproachable on the European scene with two victories in as many games, temporarily takes the lead in the Premier League while waiting for Arsenal to move to Brentford. . For its part, Wolverhampton fell to sixteenth place and confirmed the difficulties seen since the start of the season.

The official line-ups at kick-off

Wolverhampton XI

Manchester City XI