Adama Traore’s late brace helped Wolves upset hosts Man City 2-0 in a tough Premier League clash Sunday, October 6, at the Etihad Stadium.
The encounter saw City hand Joao Cancelo his league debut, while Bernardo Silva started from the bench, but the hosts went not looking bright from kick-off.
City showed face, with the first opening falling to Patrick Cutrone who flashed wide of target five minutes in.
In the 12 minute, Romain Saiss suffered a hamstring while battling for the ball, with Ryan Bennett taking his place.
Raheem Sterling came close to breaking the deadlock before the break with a powerful drive, but Rui Patricio palmed the ball to safety.
After the restart, Pep Guardiola brought on Oleksandr Zinchenko to replace Kyle Walker, but Wolves continued to pile the pressure against the defending champions, who are struggling to break down their visitors’ backline.
David Silva rattled the crossbar as he came close to netting the opener with scores still even.
With 20 minutes of play, Wolves began to come more into the contest, employing the use of counterattack football to great advantage.
On the 80th minute, Adama Traore finished off a quick counterattack from a decent pass from Jimenez, to see Wolves go 1-0 up.
Man City came out smoking with series of attack with strikes from Silva and Cancelo as Wolves goalie Patricio held on.
Traore was on target again in the stoppage time, putting the ball past Ederson to seal a famous win against the defending champions.
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