Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison
(46) 34 Goals 47 (91)
(35) 26 Assists 39 (72)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 7.1 (7.1)
30.5 Average Age 31.7
183.1 Average Height (cm) 180.8
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.2 (1.3)
(51%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 54% (51%)
(0.7) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.6)
(1.3) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.1 (1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.
|Kevin De Bruyne||Out||7.05|
- Adama Traoré made his Wolves debut from the bench in a 2-0 defeat to Leicester last weekend and will push to start here.
- Matt Doherty was forced off following a horrendous tackle from Jamie Vardy last weekend, which resulted in a red card for the Leicester striker, and remains a doubt here.
- Ivan Cavaleiro is expected to miss out for the home side once again, while Leander Dendoncker lacks match fitness and will hope to make the bench at best here.
- Kevin De Bruyne is out for up to four mouths with knee ligament damage, while an Achilles injury suffered in training on Monday could rule Claudio Bravo out for the rest of the season.
- Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez were dropped to the bench in last weekend's 6-1 mauling over Huddersfield last weekend, as Pep Guardiola switched to a three-man defence to start Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
- It remains to be seen whether Guardiola will persist with that formation here and continue to leave out some of his star attackers. Kyle Walker was surprisingly also a substitute, with Bernardo Silva used at right wing-back.
Manchester city must be stopped.
Good job Wolves, but the goal should've been disallowed. It was a handball, in slow motion we can appreciate him.
Based on today's performance, Wolves are fighting for a place in top half of league table rather than against relegation. We'll surely see many entertaining and intensive matches from them, their playing style looks very promising!
@Castle I still think Wolves are going to struggle to win that many games because there are about 12 teams from 8th downwards that are all on the same level. They are decent though (As are all the sides in the league tbh)
@Castle I don't think so. They just had the balls to go for it. So many teams turned up knowing they were beaten last season vs MC. Today Wolves turned up to win the game. Which I respect. They were lucky, but both teams were to be honest. Both teams were open in defence. Wolves did defend well though, Man City are incredibly hard to defend against. Man City defended poorly in my view considering their opponent, in particular Kompany and Mendy (who actually attacked very well) were shaky all game at the game
I have to say Pep made some really strange subs in this game, I didn't like them at all.
@Champion ?? Jesus and Sané are strange subs, when you need goals, why ?
@neumi17 Because of who they replaced. Sane struggled because the team lay out was so scrambled. He should have brought Sane on for Sterling and Mahrez for Silva and kept the shape. The attacking shape was horrible at the end and not beneficial for any player on the pitch for Man City. You look at the players coming on in isolation, which is pointless to be honest..no offence..I can also say that Man City are missing a target man for a go-for-broke approach at the end to complete their squad. They are great at the end of games, but could do with a big target man for an impact at the end.
For such a good footballing side, Man City really do let themselves down by being so petty and their diving. I think overall a draw was just about fair. Both goals were contentious. You could argue the opening goal wasn't deliberate handball. The Man City goal also came after an incredible soft foul that in my view was a dive. Both sides were very wasteful in front of goal and could easily have scored three each. Man City looked very shaky at the back with a side actually trying to attack them on the break. They have shown they are a million miles from invincible, the problem is teams are scared to actually give them a game. Credit to Wolves for actually playing to win today.
@Champion Aguero really should have got a yellow for that dive
Three foul throws! The refs are clearly on the look out this weekend.
Hold on wolves!
The goal came bit too early, city have the time to hit back
KDB absence is a big blow for Man City
First defeat of Man City
boring antifootball Guradiola
@koziol.mutant do you even know what is antifootball
@BarcaPlsLetMeDown and of course Spain vs Russia was typical one by Spain
@BarcaPlsLetMeDown yep. Guardiola and Mourinho and early Ferguson reign at Man Utd
@koziol.mutant What the hell are you talking about little kid !!!!
BTS and score 1-2 or 2-2
bts 1-2 or 2-2
@koziol.mutant sorry for double post, intenet failure
CITY Ederson, Walker, Kompany (C), Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva, Sterling, Bernardo, Aguero SUBS Muric, Stones, Delph, Sane, Mahrez, Otamendi, Jesus
Why 5 defenders, City? you should play attacking football to defend your titles!!!!!
@3dshanty7 Who are the 5 City defenders?
@3dshanty7 you are just arsenal fans with stupit post
@3dshanty7 And 3-5-2 is not?
which to see Mahrez
@samirb100 I' d rather like to see Sané...
Even without their three strongest winger options Sane, Sterling and Mahrez, City looked worryingly dangerous. Two Silvas kept brilliantly switching positions on the right wing back/ forward and were constantly looking to create something. Playing midfielder instead of Walker was interesting choice as they didn't look to even need more direct option there. Mendy offered wide threat on the left and played quite advanced role which makes me little worried about Sane who last season was very important as he kept City's game wide enough. Later we'll see if line up against Huddersfield was merely an experiment against smaller teams rather than regular option, but I'm sure it wasn't the last surprising line up we'll see from Guardiola who could tinker with his XI even more than usual this season. Needles to say, I don't see anything else but convincing win for this match.
Wolves 0 - 3 City
No way this is anything other than an away win by 3+, 5-1 for me. Wolves, for as good as they were in the Champ, have a lot of players (Jota, Doherty, Costa are just 3 examples) who reached their peak at that level, and don't have enough at the back to keep out a rampant City.
@Silky1980 Wolves surprised me too. Great play by them.
City has to drop points in this kind of games if others can dream of the title!
@nekt Wolverhampton isn't team from top six or even top 10 so I think that City and Liverpool will win with them very easily. This is not a very important match for top 6.
@watfordAlbert lol, crazier things have happened...