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Match Thread: Manchester City vs Wolves


As tough as it gets

By Wolves
October 6 2019

Wolves travel to Manchester City's Etihad stadium today for the fearsome challenge of trying to beat City at their own ground 

After their two wins in the past week Wolves could not be better prepared to enter the Etihad stadium with the hope of leaving with points, in the hope of continuing their rise up the Premier League. Man City however will also be extremely keen to take three points from the match in order to stay in touch with Liverpool after their last gasp win yesterday. Diogo Jota will be missing from the line-up today as he still struggles with a toe injury, but Nuno is not reporting any other injuries.

 

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Match Thread: Manchester City vs Wolves
Discussion started by Wolves , 06/10/2019 10:49
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06/10/2019 10:49
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Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 13:34
A few changes to today's team with the notable exception of Doherty in the starting line-up:

Patricio, Boly Coady Saiss, Traore, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Vinagre Jimenz, Cutrone

Whilst on the subs bench we notably have no strikers!!
Ruddy, Vallejo, Bennett, Jonny, Kilman, Gibbs-White, Doherty

oldngold
06/10/2019 14:01
Why is he starting Vinagre and not Jonny. This looks too open. I hope I am wrong, but if Vinagre gets out of position Mahrez could have a field day. And no Doc on the right hand side. Traore needs to have a very good defensive game today.

Here we go

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:06
First break from City but Aguero's effort is stifled

an angry wolf
06/10/2019 14:07
Cutrone misses a sitter- as said when he signed his goal scoring record is pathetic despite him having a few decent touches.

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:08
Cutrone breaks and is in a one on one with Emerson and shoots hopelessly wide

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 14:09
5Live very critical of Cutrone’s effort. Should be 1-0 to us



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Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:10
First corner to City - well taken by Rui

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:13
Saiss down holding his hamstring after a tussle with Aguero. Might be the end of his game

chicagowolf
06/10/2019 14:14
Saiss came back on but not for long . Substitute Bennet after 12 mins

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:16
Saiss goes down again so looks like Bennett will replace him for his 100th appearance. Good header by Vinagre to clear the ball prior to this.

an angry wolf
06/10/2019 14:21
we'd be two up if we had decent strikers at the club

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:21
Well organised play from Wolves at the moment. I see a problem with Traore at wing back as his defending agiNst the likes of Sterling & Mahrez could be a definite weakness

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:22
Very good save by Ederson to deny Raul then Cutrone

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 14:25
Burger me, 3 massive chances for us this half and nothing to show for it. So utterly disappointing. We have to score



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Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:26
Another chance for Raul and he is stopped by Fernandinho.VAR confirm it's not a penalty

chicagowolf
06/10/2019 14:26
Food attacking spell for wolves but Two chances not taken

oldngold
06/10/2019 14:26
Jimenez just missed a one on one. 4 clear chances missed by Cutrone and Jimenez

an angry wolf
06/10/2019 14:27
Should have been a penalty to wolves , Jimenez had his ankles clipped but he would have probably missed anyway tbh

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:28
Raul showing lack of confidence with his chances

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:30
Great play by Wolves to get in the area again, but Cutrone offside when he intercepted Vinagre's shot

an angry wolf
06/10/2019 14:32
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Food attacking spell for wolves but Two chances not taken

2 sausages upfront?

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:32
Free kick just outside our area given away by Leander fired past the post by Gundogan

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:36
Good save by Rui to deny Sterling

oldngold
06/10/2019 14:36
Our goalscorers, Saiss, is off injured and Doherty is on the bench.

oldngold
06/10/2019 14:38
Need to try and get into Half time without conceding

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 14:39
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chicagowolf
Food attacking spell for wolves but Two chances not taken

2 sausages upfront?

Sausages would be good, at the moment more like doughnuts!



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Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 14:43
Manchester City are winding the pressure up. Would be great to get to half time even



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Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:45
Rally good pressing by Wolves to deny City opportunities. Ederson had to come right out of his area to get to the ball before Cutroneand passed it to Aguero who put it over the bar!!

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:47
Raul sets up Cutrone again but he is too right footed when he should have kept it on his left.

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:47
Walker's long distance shot from outside area well taken by Rui

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 14:49
Half time. Thankful to be even but my word we should be winning, or at least scored. My pre match concerns of Traore at RWB have not yet been exploited, in fact a decent well organised defensive Wolves performance



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Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 14:49
Good combative play by Cutrone but sadly Raul was offside & couldn't take his pass. 2 added minutes to play

chicagowolf
06/10/2019 14:51
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an angry wolf
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chicagowolf
Food attacking spell for wolves but Two chances not taken

2 sausages upfront?

Good

chicagowolf
06/10/2019 14:54
0-0 HT
We may very well rue those missed chances. Patricio’s saves were fairly routine but another goalie might have let one in.

an angry wolf
06/10/2019 14:58
What separates the top teams from sides like ours are the quality of the strikers as we all know city will almost certainly get at least one good chance at some stage and put it in.

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 14:59
Of the 3 chances, Cutrones miss was truly awful, great block for the second (but a brilliant chance none the less) and Jiminez should have finished the third, unclear for me on the penalty. Will look at MOTD 2 later.

Just can’t believe Cutrone didn’t even get his chance on target, the easiest of the 3 by a mile



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an angry wolf
06/10/2019 15:04
Indeed Ivy , he has some nice touches but is never in a million years a "striker" ( waits for maisey taw) and his finishing here and previously at milan shows that. You'd think we would have coaches here who would just say forget placement and focus on the goal as a whole target hitting it hard and low.. more times than not it will go in

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:09
Zinchenko replaces Walker for City - Cancelo moves to right wing back

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:13
Can ELO and Rodrigo get a yellow card after Cutrone brought down. Good free kick by Neves trying to feed Boly. Wolves attacking well immediately this half

oldngold
06/10/2019 15:16
The crowd getting restless. Now would be the time to nick a goal.

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:17
Cutrone brought down again - by Fernandinho

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:19
This time a foul on Neves - City possibly frustrated?

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:20
Bernardo Silvs being prepared which is a worry to me!!

oldngold
06/10/2019 15:21
Arguably City missing De Bruyne

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:21
Silva replaces Mahrez

chicagowolf
06/10/2019 15:21
They are getting dirty as they get frustrated. Yellow to Ederson now

oldngold
06/10/2019 15:23
Wolves need to keep cool and hold their discipline. This excellent so far

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:24
Traore is matching Sterling for speed & frustrating him regularly

oldngold
06/10/2019 15:26
Bollocks dangerous free kick

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 15:28
Dangerous free kick on edge of box, Neves clipped Silva. 19 yards out, conference between Silva and Aguero ............ hits the post!!!!

Scramble in the box for City and we survive!

Doc coming on shortly apparently



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oldngold
06/10/2019 15:29
We need to nick a goal. I can't see us holding out

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:29
Doc being prepared to enter the fray. Wolves keep giving the ball back to City and end up playing too deep. Silva' free kick hits the corner of bar & post then all sorts of mayhem until David Silva hits it over the bar. Doc replaces Cutrone & Traore moves forward

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:32
Gundogan gets City's 4th yellow card after a cynical foul on Traore

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 15:33
Doc on for Cutrone and Traore is pushing up. Not a bad sub to be honest. Traore actually manages to get it in their box for a moment. Tense times 18-19 plus added time.



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Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:35
Twice Traore has thought he was fouled and nothing given, and he just sits on the floor . He can be such a lazy player! Vinagre replaced by Jonny. Jesus about to come on for City!!

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:36
Jesus replaces David Silva

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:37
That was close for City!!

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:38
Fernandinho gets their 5th yellow after a series of fouls

oldngold
06/10/2019 15:40
@#$%& Hell we've scored

Traore

chicagowolf
06/10/2019 15:40
Jimenez Traore. Great goal 0-1

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:41
Traore !!!!!!!! Set up by Raul on the break. Great goal

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 15:41
Wow.

Superb!!! Jiminez to Traore 1-0



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Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:43
Ten minutes to hold on to our lead. Rui makes another save from Jesus

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:46
Neves hurts his knee in a clash with Sterling & gets a yellow card. Seems OK. Five minutes plus AT

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:47
Yellow card for Moutinho

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:48
Our defence & Rui getting full praise and they deserve it

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:50
One minute plus added time

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:51
City disputing every decision from the ref

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:52
Five added minutes. Willy Boly & Coady are immense!!

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:53
Sterling heads wide. Three minutes to hold out for three points

oldngold
06/10/2019 15:54
Jesus Christ

Traore

2-0

chicagowolf
06/10/2019 15:54
Traore 2-0 to wolves

Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:55
Wow oh bloody wow!!!!

chicagowolf
06/10/2019 15:56
Did I ever say a bad word about Adama? Three goals for Wolves and two of them to win at Man City. Ah life is sweet

an angry wolf
06/10/2019 15:56
Incredible result , Traore the STRIKER AGAIN STRIKING THE BALL HOME (Sm150) MAISEY TAW

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 15:57
Corner City but wide, Clock ticking, 3 mins to go

Phones going, me jumping, all over - Traore x 2 - shows us all how to finish

Outstanding



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Cheshire wolf
06/10/2019 15:57
That's it all over and miraclesdo happen!! Two Traore goals to win 2-0 - who would have thought it. Really well deserved victory and fantastic defending especially from big Willy. What an afternoon!
Man City 0 Wolves 2

Andy Fincher
06/10/2019 16:08
That's still sinking in. Great professional performance. Two fantastic saves from Rui. Back three solid, in fact the team defended well. Jiminez did brilliantly for the two goals and two fantastic finishes. A shame Cutrone can't finish but hopefully he will go on to prove me wrong.
I must admit I was unsure about the starting line up but Nuno knows more than any of us.

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 16:10
£200 better off as a result ..... the cherry on the icing on the cake!!

UP THE WOLVES!!!

The coolness of both the finishes was just excellent. I'm pretty sure that we all like Traore, can see his skill, though have all questioned him in somes ways. I've said he's earnt his place into our side this season, however was worried he was RWB today. To be frank, he was very competent in that position today, keeping Sterling and the like at bay, however when he went up front, a very good sub of Doc for Cutrone, Traone showed what he can do and finished the Citizens off ... something that should have happened in the first half!! Congratulations to him, a wonderful individual effort and to all of the team, the whole defense were outstanding, Boly and also Bennett in particular.

Brilliant Wolves, just brilliant!



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an angry wolf
06/10/2019 16:13
Incidentally after a tough away game in Europe and looking fresh as daisies , the next person to mention tiredness after "European exertions " needs executing (Sm110) (Sm83) (Sm89)

wolverina
06/10/2019 16:23
Just popped in to say - wow- so chuffed. Adama - a performance worth waiting for! UTW (Sm51)

Andy Fincher
06/10/2019 16:29
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Incidentally after a tough away game in Europe and looking fresh as daisies , the next person to mention tiredness after "European exertions " needs executing (Sm110) (Sm83) (Sm89)

Agree, and the next person to say "look what happened to Burnley" needs executing. We're no Burnley.

maiseytaw
06/10/2019 16:33
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an angry wolf
Incredible result , Traore the STRIKER AGAIN STRIKING THE BALL HOME (Sm150) MAISEY TAW

To be fair AAW, he was playing in a 3-5-2 so he actually was a striker today (as I said in that thread). What a weird decision by Nuno to change him from a defender to attacker though, hey.....

an angry wolf
06/10/2019 16:56
The only weird decision Maisey is to not play Traore as an offensive player - hopefully he starts further forward. Can he be any worse a finisher than Crutone etc.. Jimenez and Crutone are both decent but neither can finish their dinner at times let alone a chance.

maiseytaw
06/10/2019 17:11
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an angry wolf
The only weird decision Maisey is to not play Traore as an offensive player - hopefully he starts further forward. Can he be any worse a finisher than Crutone etc.. Jimenez and Crutone are both decent but neither can finish their dinner at times let alone a chance.

I agree completely, he is very effective as an offensive player, couldn't understand why he didn't start in the front 3 in Istanbul but I've given up questioning Nuno over time as generally he gets it spot on. Cutrone is extremely hard working but so far his finishing and ability generally leaves a lot to be desired, and hopefully Raul just needs a rest - it can't have been easy playing with a broken wrist for 7 months to be fair.

an angry wolf
06/10/2019 17:17
I forget about Jimenez's broken wrist.. I wonder what has taken it so long to heal as he doesnt look the same player since it happened.

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 17:33
Jiminez is higher class than Crutone, he can finish, he just isn’t at the moment. His work rate is immense and I think usually effective. Crutone has everything to prove, and has done nothing today to suggest he can replace Jota (when fit) although he does possess some great touches and is another hard worker. Maybe it’ll come for him too?

Traore, well ..... absolutely delighted for him. Two very similar finishes which strongly resemble his winner v West Ham last season!

As for execution of those exclaiming tiredness following european fixtures ....... harsh but fair (Sm6)



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an angry wolf
06/10/2019 17:37
lol well we were told that Burnley are still suffering over a year after they lost to a greek team not even qualifying for the Europa and after travelling to one of the most hostile places in Europe away from home we beat city away - so much for that theory. Even on the radio pre match they kept wittering on about fatigue for us after Thursday but as Traore got his second they changed tune saying the run in the Europa has helped morale etc etc. They state any old@#$%&to fill the airwaves.

Billericay Wolf
06/10/2019 17:49
Wow! My son took me to Molineux last week & I was impressed with Traore then, but now! Wow!

Ivybridge Wolf
06/10/2019 19:10
A good match to go to Billericay, perhaps we can attribute your attendance for our upturn in fortunes? On Traore, a great friend of mine who sadly passed away last year, a lifelong Wolves nut called him ‘The Train’ , that’s exactly what he is, an express version and I don’t think I can remember a faster player I’ve seen at Molineux.

On to Burnley, it is still surely a great accomplishment and shock that after a mentally gruelling Europa league prelim exit campaign last season, they managed to rise from the ashes to beat Everton yesterday.



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maiseytaw
06/10/2019 19:15
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I forget about Jimenez's broken wrist.. I wonder what has taken it so long to heal as he doesnt look the same player since it happened.

He hasn't had time to have surgery on it since he broke it AAW, he's been playing through it because he didn't want to let us or Mexico down. God knows if he'll have it fixed over the international break now he's been given a breather by Mexico.

BULL SHAT MOXI
06/10/2019 20:38
Bloody Hell wonder how many will get 3pts in the prediction lg for this What a fantastic result They have set a standard lets hope we can keep it up(Sm100)

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