Manchester City fight back for 1-1 draw at bold Wolves

Defending champions Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers in a controversial Premier League clash at the Molineux Stadium, but Sky Blues manager Pep Guardiola refused to blame officiating decisions for the dropped points.

In the 57th minute Willy Boly headed in at the back post to put the Midlanders ahead.

However, the reigning champs trailed for roughly 10 minutes before restoring equilibrium, centre-half Aymeric Laporte sinking a forceful header to score both the equaliser and his first goal for the club...

City were heavy favourites to clinch three points against Wolves, but were forced to settle for a share of the spoils for the first time this season.

"This week we tried to do a lot of messages about strength and tactics because when there will be three games a week we will not have time to do that".

After Raul Jimenez saw an early effort disallowed for offside, Wolves were saved by the woodwork twice in the first half as Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling struck the frame of the goal.

Ilkay Gundogan claims that referee Martin Atkinson was "the worst performer" in Manchester City's 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Leroy Sane was thrown on in the latter stages by Pep Guardiola in search of a victor, while Nuno Espirito Santo brought on club-record signing Adama Traore, whose pace and crossing caused City problems at the back. "Wolves deserve credit, of course".

"I prefer to play them in November or December when the season is more advanced because most days they don't feel pressure against one of the contenders to win the Premier League". If I say to you the way I work this week and refer to the weakness then maybe I will ruin my gameplan so I will not do so. But against Everton during the Premier League's opening weekend, they showed incredible resilience to finish the game 2-2.

The Wolves goal may have had a fortunate ending but it was set up superbly from Joao Moutinho's pinpoint cross and City's response was that of champions.

He said: "Every team has a weakness".

Throughout his career, and certainly during his time with Manchester City, he has been invited to praise one of his players but instead taken his opportunity to point out that they are not doing enough.


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