Pep Guardiola made to regret comments as Wolves beat Man City – 5 talking points


Wolves 2-1 Manchester City: Hwang-hee Chan scored the winner at a boisterous Molineux as Pep Guardiola’s side lost a Premier League game for the first time this season

Wolves stunned Manchester City, winning 2-1 to inflict the champions’ first defeat of the Premier League season.

A Ruben Dias own goal put the hosts in front at a hostile Molineux, before Julian Alvarez equalised from an exquisite free-kick on the stroke of the hour mark. But with City in ascendancy and looking to hit the front, Wolves found a second goal when Hwang-hee Chan notched his fourth of the season from close range.

City arrived to the Black Country off the back of a defeat to Newcastle in the cup. A response was expected, and they were quick out of the blocks when Mr Popular Matheus Nunes cross just evaded Erling Haaland. But 13 minutes in, Wolves had their lead when the superb Pedro Neto saw his cross turned into the net by Dias.

The visitors had all the ball but struggled to break down a resolute Wolves side desperate to truly kickstart their own campaign. City’s breakthrough came via a moment of genius as his free kick found the top corner of Jose Sa’s goal.

That was expected to be the knockout blow, but Wolves hit back when Hwang turned in from close range to send a packed out Molinuex into ecstasy. Here are the main talking points from a thrilling Premier League match.

The Wolves winger endured a nightmare year-and-a-half through injury and his prolonged absence badly hurt the team. When he did return last season there were understandable signs of rust and questions over whether he would ever get back to his best.

But he isn’t just back to the levels he reached before, this is a whole new world. In a side notorious for their profligacy in front of goal, the Portuguese is creating everything for his team. The opener may have came courtesy of Dias, but his slaloming run from his own half had everything. Power, pace, trickery and the final ball.

Neto signed a new contract at Wolves last March, securing his future until 2027. It’s unlikely he sees that out if he keeps playing at this level, but his club will pocket a significant windfall. He looks destined for the very top.

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