Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Manchester City: City suffer first league defeat of season

Hwang Hee-chan scores for WolvesHwang Hee-chan has now scored in his last four Wolves home games

Manchester City’s 100% Premier League record came to an end at Molineux as Hwang Hee-chan scored a second-half winner to give Wolves a shock victory against the champions.

City manager Pep Guardiola, forced to watch from the stands as he served a one-match touchline ban, was unable to intervene as his side failed to take control in their usual manner and free-scoring striker Erling Haaland was limited to a single chance.

Still, it did seem as though the visitors were on course to emerge victorious after Julian Alvarez curled home a brilliant free-kick to level Ruben Dias’ early own goal.

But, just as Pedro Neto had gone on a right-wing raid before the opener, Nelson Semedo’s forward surge inspired a second for Wolves, who ended a run of six straight defeats against City.

It completed a miserable day for former Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes.

The Portugal international went on strike to secure his £53m move to City last month and the home fans evidently have not forgotten as they jeered him every time he touched the ball before he was substituted at half-time.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

Squad number1Player nameJosé Sá

Squad number23Player nameKilman

Squad number15Player nameDawson

Squad number24Player nameToti Gomes

Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

Squad number8Player nameJoão Gomes

Squad number5Player nameLemina

Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

Squad number7Player namePedro Neto

Squad number12Player nameMatheus Cunha

Squad number11Player nameHwang Hee-chan

Squad number2Player nameDoherty

Squad number6Player nameTraoré

Squad number9Player nameFábio Silva

Squad number19Player nameOtto

Manchester City

Squad number31Player nameEderson

Squad number2Player nameWalker

Squad number25Player nameAkanji

Squad number3Player nameRúben Dias

Squad number6Player nameAké

Squad number27Player nameMatheus Nunes

Squad number8Player nameKovacic

Squad number47Player nameFoden

Squad number19Player nameÁlvarez

Squad number11Player nameDoku

Squad number9Player nameHaaland

Squad number4Player namePhillips

Squad number10Player nameGrealish

Squad number52Player nameBobb



Formation 3-4-3

1Booked at 83mins23Kilman15Dawson24Gomes22Nélson Semedo8João GomesSubstituted forTraoréat 67′minutes5LeminaBooked at 39mins3Aït-NouriSubstituted forDohertyat 74′minutes7NetoBooked at 57mins12Matheus CunhaSubstituted forFábio Silvaat 86′minutesBooked at 90mins11Hwang Hee-chanBooked at 24minsSubstituted forOttoat 86′minutes


2Doherty4Bueno6Traoré9Fábio Silva18Kalajdzic19Otto21Sarabia25Bentley32Hodge

Man City

Formation 4-2-3-1

31Ederson2WalkerBooked at 17mins25Akanji3Rúben Dias6AkéSubstituted forGrealishat 80′minutes27NunesSubstituted forBobbat 45′minutes8KovacicBooked at 59minsSubstituted forPhillipsat 65′minutes47Foden19ÁlvarezBooked at 63mins11DokuBooked at 82mins9Haaland



Referee:Craig Pawson


Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Manchester City 1.

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Manchester City 1.

Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Rúben Dias (Manchester City).

Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jérémy Doku (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Phil Foden with a cross.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jonny Otto.

Attempt blocked. Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Grealish.

Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Manuel Akanji (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Jérémy Doku (Manchester City).

Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. José Sá tries a through ball, but Fábio Silva is caught offside.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jonny Otto replaces Hwang Hee-Chan.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Fábio Silva replaces Matheus Cunha.

Attempt saved. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rúben Dias.

José Sá (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Jérémy Doku (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.


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