Speaking the Nations Mind

Wolves 1-1 Man City: Premier League New Boys Hold Champions To Draw


​Wolverhampton Wanderers put in a spirited performance to hold ​Manchester City to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon, in a lively ​Premier League encounter at Molineux.

The first half was a fiercely fought contest, with both sides registering efforts on goal. City ace Raheem Sterling saw a long range effort spectacularly tipped onto the post by Rui Patrício, before Sergio Aguero also rattled the woodwork. Wolves had a goal correctly ruled offside, as Raúl Jiménez strayed beyond the visitors’ defensive line before firing home the finish in vain.

Wolves took a shot lead early in the second half, as Wily Boly nodded home after finding himself unmarked in front of goal. The City fans were enraged, as the ball clearly went in via his hand. The visitors hit back soon after, as Aymeric Laporte crashed home a header following a pinpoint free kick cross from İlkay Gündoğan.

The visitors were unable to push for the winner, as Nuno Espírito Santo’s side held on to claim a precious point against the Champions.

Wolves’ rise from Championship also-rans to some kind of Portuguese Harlem Globetrotters has been meteoric to say the least, and they showed themselves being more than at home in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Evidently geed up by their rampant fan support and ever charismatic manager Nuno Espírito Santo, the hosts looked comfortable in possession, assured in defence and more than capable of launching a stinging counter attack.