Premier League – Manchester City masters Wolverhampton (0-3) and temporarily regains the lead


Not even on a big day, Manchester City have a margin over their opponents in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s team demonstrated this during this 8th day on the lawn of Wolverhampton by winning 3-0 on Saturday. After Jack Grealish’s ultra-fast opener, it was the inevitable Erling Haaland who scored his 11th league goal of the season, before Phil Foden scored his goal. The Cityzens put pressure on Arsenal, to whom they temporarily take the lead.

In an afternoon when the public and the players paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II (minute of silence before the match then minute of applause at the 70th, like the number of years of her reign), whose funeral will take place on Monday, it is indeed the king of the championship across the Channel who has again made his law. It took just 55 seconds for the reigning English champions to kill all suspense at Molineux. On a cross from the right of Kévin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish won in the area to push the ball into the back of the net (0-1).

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The best defense in the championship, which had conceded only four goals in the first seven days, could not have started worse. Especially since, on his first chance of the match, Erling Haaland chained a 7th game in a row, in all competitions, by scoring at least one goal, with a strike from his bad foot, the right, at the entrance to the surface to deceive José Sa (0-2, 16th).

Wolverhampton’s affairs did not improve after Nathan Collins, author of a dangerous kick in the lower abdomen of Grealish, on a rather innocuous action in midfield, logically received a red card (33rd) . However, already restless, although awkward in the first period (4th, 23rd, 39th), Bruno Lage’s men came back from the locker room well, not hesitating to play and come to put pressure on Sky Blues in poor form, like a Kevin De Bruyne less successful in the midfield.

Long lethargic, the troop of Pep Guardiola has yet made the difference in two accelerations. After a new alert from Haaland (67th), it was Phil Foden who took part in the festival of the best attack in the Premier League (22 goals scored now), with a good recovery from a new cross from De Bruyne (0- 3, 69e). Enough to allow the Sky Blues to rotate and manage at the end of the game. What to fill up with satisfaction before the international break.

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