Manchester City beat Wolverhampton 4-1 that Tuesday in an English Premier League round 29 game that started with eight Portuguese players on the field. This was a tough result for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side.
The standout Premier League leaders stepped forward in the quarter-hour through an unfortunate move from Belgian center-back Leander Dendoncker who scored an own goal, but Wolverhampton drew with center-back Conor Coady on 61 minutes in the second half.
The truth is that Manchester City, an opponent “crusher”, had great difficulty creating very compact loopholes in the Wolves’ defense through Portuguese internationals Pedro Neto and Adama, and even stopping some very dangerous counterattacks, Traoré, but the clumsy one The end of the Spanish international in two clear goal situations did not allow the turnaround to be completed.
They can’t fail against a team like Manchester City, who had ten minutes before the end of regular time with Brazilian Gabriel Jesus after a line break and a cross from Kyle Walker in front of the goalscorers in Nelson Semedo’s game, “Shoot” in the small area after the ball has been left for him.
Citizens would end up with 90 and 90 + 3 more goals from Moroccan Riyad Mahrez and again from Gabriel Jesus, but the result was very difficult and does not reflect the good response the Wolves gave to the likely new English champion.
It was noteworthy that eight Portuguese players were on the field when the referee whistled at the beginning of the game, João Cancelo, Rúben Dias and Bernardo Silva for the “Citizens” and Rui Patrício, Nelson Semedo, João Moutinho and Rúben Neves and Pedro Neto for Wolves, in addition to the young Fábio Silva, who started on the field after 55 minutes to hand over the Spanish winger Jonny.
Rúben Neves was replaced in the 90th minute by the young American Owen Otasowie (19), who gave Manchester City the third goal in his first intervention and lost the ball in his penalty area.
With this triumph, Manchester City leads the Premier League in isolation with 65 points (27 games), followed by Manchester United with 50 (26), Leicester with 49 (26), West Ham with 45 (26) and Chelsea. with 44 (26), while Wolverhampton ranks 12th with 34 (27).