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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City

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  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Wolverhampton Wanderers

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameJosé Sá
    Average rating

    5.77

  2. Squad number19Player nameJonny
    Average rating

    5.70

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady
    Average rating

    5.92

  4. Squad number15Player nameBoly
    Average rating

    5.55

  5. Squad number20Player nameChiquinho
    Average rating

    5.74

  6. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker
    Average rating

    5.93

  7. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves
    Average rating

    5.82

  8. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho
    Average rating

    5.78

  9. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri
    Average rating

    5.68

  10. Squad number7Player namePedro Neto
    Average rating

    5.86

  11. Squad number9Player nameJiménez
    Average rating

    5.95

Substitutes

  1. Squad number11Player nameTrincão
    Average rating

    5.44

  2. Squad number26Player nameHwang Hee-Chan
    Average rating

    5.20

Manchester City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number31Player nameEderson
    Average rating

    6.40

  2. Squad number27Player nameJoão Cancelo
    Average rating

    6.69

  3. Squad number25Player nameFernandinho
    Average rating

    6.41

  4. Squad number14Player nameLaporte
    Average rating

    6.49

  5. Squad number11Player nameZinchenko
    Average rating

    6.46

  6. Squad number16Player nameRodri
    Average rating

    6.48

  7. Squad number8Player nameGündogan
    Average rating

    6.60

  8. Squad number7Player nameSterling
    Average rating

    5.97

  9. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne
    Average rating

    8.74

  10. Squad number47Player nameFoden
    Average rating

    6.98

  11. Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva
    Average rating

    7.09

Substitutes

  1. Squad number6Player nameAké
    Average rating

    7.09

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Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Malheiro de Sá
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 20Tomás Oliveira
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 8Neves
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 7NetoSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 72′minutes
  • 9JiménezSubstituted forHwang Hee-Chanat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hoever
  • 5Marçal
  • 11Machado Trincão
  • 14Mosquera
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 21Ruddy
  • 24Gomes
  • 26Hwang Hee-Chan
  • 39Cundle

Man City

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 31Ederson
  • 27Cancelo
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 14LaporteSubstituted forAkéat 61′minutes
  • 11Zinchenko
  • 16Rodri
  • 8Gündogan
  • 7Sterling
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 47Foden
  • 20Bernardo Silva

Substitutes

  • 6Aké
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 10Grealish
  • 13Steffen
  • 26Mahrez
  • 56Egan-Riley
  • 79Mbete
  • 80Palmer
  • 90Lavia
Referee:
Martin Atkinson

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamMan City
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home1
Away7

Live Text

  1. Booking

    Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  2. Post update

    Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City).

  3. Post update

    Rayan Aït-Nouri (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City. Riyad Mahrez replaces Fernandinho.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Phil Foden.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Trincão replaces Pedro Neto.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hwang Hee-Chan replaces Raúl Jiménez.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ederson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Rúben Neves.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rayan Aït-Nouri with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Phil Foden (Manchester City) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chiquinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pedro Neto.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Oleksandr Zinchenko.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City. Nathan Aké replaces Aymeric Laporte because of an injury.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Manchester City 4. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Raúl Jiménez tries a through ball, but Conor Coady is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Aymeric Laporte.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Bernardo Silva (Manchester City).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Rodri.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City).

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LAWRO’S PREDICTION

Manchester City are missing a few defenders through injury but I still think they will be okay at Molineux.

I don’t know what has happened to Wolves, because they are usually difficult to play against and I wouldn’t describe them as being that way at the moment.

I know they came back to rescue a draw with Chelsea on Saturday but that was more down to a wobble by the Blues than anything else.

Prediction: 0-2

Lawro’s full predictions v DJs Majestic & Joel Corry.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Wolves have lost three consecutive league meetings, and four of the past seven since they returned to the top flight in 2018 (W2, D1).
  • Manchester City are vying to win successive league games at Molineux for the first time since April 1981.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Wolves’ draw at Chelsea last time out halted a run of three straight league defeats.
  • They are vying for a club record-equalling 16th Premier League victory in a season.
  • Wolves have alternated between a win and a loss in all eight of their home league games in 2022, losing 3-0 to Brighton in their last outing at Molineux.
  • Bruno Lage’s team have scored just once in eight home games this season against the sides currently in the top half of the Premier League.
  • Raul Jimenez has two goals and three assists from six Premier League appearances against Manchester City.
  • Conor Coady has scored four goals from four shots on target in the top flight this season.

Manchester City

  • Manchester City are currently on a club record run of 16 Premier League away games unbeaten, winning 13 and drawing three.
  • Pep Guardiola’s side have scored three or more goals in each of their past four league fixtures.
  • City have earned 42 away points in 2021-22, more than any other Premier League team.
  • They also have the division’s best defensive away record, conceding eight times in 17 matches.
  • Rodri has scored in three consecutive top-flight games and is set to make his 100th Premier League appearance at Molineux.

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