Man City stay in title race

Pep Guardiola in game against Wolves made changes with Gabriel Jesus starting as forward and Danilo as left-back. Visitors have excellent defense and got most points in games against top six clubs. Game started nervous with City struggling to create any chance. Man City passing was bad and numerous times lost possessions. City goal was result of Laporte long ball behind to Sane after which German made low cross to Jesus and he scored in empty goal from six yard box. After goal game continued to be slow Danilo and Walker were uncomfortable in possession and slowed down or broken down City attacks. Bernardo Silva played closer to touching line with sterling playing more inside but still Man City struggled to create any chances. Sane and David Silva hardly were able to combine with each other most of the time attacks from left side ended in failed crosses. Game was changed after Boli dangerous challenge on Bernardo Silva resulted in red card for Wolves player. After that City still hardly created any chances and visitors get great chance from quick attack after Laporte lost duel in the center of the pitch but final pass was too wide. City scored from penalty by Gabriel Jesus after Sterling was fouled in penalty box. Most individual performances were average by City players. After first half home side continued to control game only problems by Wolves were created by Adama Traore who came from bench, Laporte struggled to cope with him but Fernandinho was key in helping defense against Traore. City scored after De Bruyne cross resulted in own goal by Coady. Also Sterling had chance after Sane dribble and pass but his 1 vs 1 was saved by goalkeeper. Game was low intensity and City see off game without problems. In this game City were lucky, Wolves conceded penalty, red card and own goal. Worrying thing was level of performances by players with only Fernandinho was outstanding and team was sluggish but this result kept them in title race.


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