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Manchester City 3-0 Wolves: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Manchester City and Wolves clashed in a Premier League match on Sunday afternoon.


Manchester City headed into the game on the back of a superb comeback vs Tottenham in midweek.

However, City were still five points off Arsenal having played one more game than the Gunners.

So, with Arsenal facing Manchester United later on Sunday, the Sky Blues needed a win vs Wolves to pile the pressure on their title rivals.

And when all was said and done, Man City came away with a comfortable win.

Manchester City began the tie in complete control, having 94 per cent possession in the opening stages.

City’s first decent chance of the game came 18 minutes in. Jack Grealish won the ball high up the field and Erling Haaland was played in but his shot was saved well by Sa.

Kevin De Bruyne then played a lovely through ball to Haaland but Nathan Collins made a good interception.

But the duo would eventually link up 39 minutes in to hand City the lead. Riyad Mahrez laid the ball off for De Bruyne, who swang a cross into the box for Erling Haaland to plant a header low into the net.

Haaland added his second of the day from the spot 49 minutes in when Ruben Neves tripped Ilkay Gundogan.

But the Norweigan robot was not done there as he added his and City’s third 55 minutes in to bag his 4th hat-trick of the campaign and allow Pep’s men to see out the game with ease.

Player ratings

Manchester City

  • GK: Ederson (6.5)
  • RB: Rico Lewis (6.5)
  • CB: John Stones (7)
  • CB: Manuel Akanji (7)
  • LB: Aymeric Laporte (7)
  • CDM: Rodri (7)
  • CM: Kevin De Bruyne (8)
  • CM: Ilkay Gundogan (7.5)
  • RW: Riyad Mahrez (7)
  • ST: Erling Haaland (10)
  • LW: Jack Grealish (7.5)

Substitutes

  • Nathan Ake (5.5)
  • Julian Alvarez (5)
  • Bernardo Silva (5)
  • Kalvin Phillips (4.5)

Wolves

  • GK: Jose Sa (4)
  • RB: Nelson Semedo (5)
  • CB: Nathan Collins (5)
  • CB: Max Killman (4)
  • LB: Hugo Bueno (4.5)
  • CM: Ruben Neves (4)
  • CM: Matheus Nunes (5)
  • CM: Mario Lemina (5)
  • RW: Adama Traore (5)
  • ST: Raul Jimenez (4.5)
  • LW: Hee-Chan Hwang (4.5)

Substitutes

  • Joao Moutinho (4.5)
  • Ait Nouri (4.5)
  • Pablo Sarabia (4)
  • Matheus Cunha (4)
  • Daniel Podence (4.5)

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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