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Match Thread: Wolves vs Manchester City

Adama at the double

By Wolves
December 27 2019

Wolves undoubtedly face their most challenging weekend of football for a long time starting today when they host current Premier League Champions Manchester City at Molineux, before travelling to Anfield on Sunday to face current Champion favourites Liverpool.

In his press conference Head Coach Nuno Espirito Santo has described the decision to make Wolves play two such difficult games within 48 hours as 'absurd'. However this is the challenge facing Wolves during their festive competition. I was outside a pub last night and heard a chap talking on his phone about the Liverpool vs Leicester result, and he said "Well it's on Wolves now - let's hope they can put a few past City". So Wolves will not only be hoping to please their own fans by completing a double over City this season, but will also have the Leicester fans hoping for a good result at Molineux.

Wolves have reported no new injuries or suspensions so it's likely that an unchanged team will take the field this evening, and fans will be hoping for a very much better start than against Norwich.


Tonight's game can be watched on Amazon Prime only. It's difficult to know whether streaming of the game will be possible. This board will carry a commentary and board members will be encouraged to post their observations for the benefit of those unable to follow the game. 


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Match Thread: Wolves vs Manchester City
Discussion started by Wolves , 27/12/2019 11:32
27/12/2019 11:32
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020:01:04:13:28:12 by Cheshire wolf.

barmy army wolf
27/12/2019 14:28
If you haven’t already sign up to amazon prime, you get free delivery on most products brought most importantly you can stream the match and cancel after 30 days if it’s not for you! X

Ivybridge Wolf
27/12/2019 19:02

27/12/2019 19:21
Only a short while ago I would have resigned myself to a heavy resounding defeat against a team of this stature and current form but these days I quite fancy our chances. Cmon lads this would be a great Christmas present.

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 19:43
Our referee tonight is Martin Atkinson. The pre-match disco is just coming to an end! Hoping for three points which would lift us into 5th place.

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 19:51
First break by Adama but he overruns it

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 19:55
Donk down hurt after a nasty clash of heads with Mendy. Nuno irritated by ref's refusal to give a free kick for Sterling's challenge on Adama prior to this.

27/12/2019 19:56
Not the first referee to ignore the thuggery on Adama...

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 19:57
Jota breaks & is brought down by Ederson who gets a red card. Donk seems OK

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 19:59
Aguero replaced by Bravo

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:00
Joao' free kick is a soft one easily taken

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:08
Wolves playing patiently from the back. Adama unlucky not to earn a corner. Corner earned now & comes to nothing. Mahrez goes down looking for a penalty which goes to VAR, which may be given as Donk trod on his foot. Goes for ages. Penalty given

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:08
Great save by Rui from Sterling

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:11
VaAR overrules beacause of encroachment by defenders. Rui saves for a second time but Sterling converts thevrebound

27/12/2019 20:13
Jammy City!

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:24
Jonny down after minimal contact to his Neva by Otamendi, but seems OK to continue

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:29
Wolves pinning City back in their area for several minutes. Two great crosses into the area by Jonny & Saiss but no luck. Expecting 7 added minutes!!

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:31
Good effort by Raul but too close to Bravo. Neves tries a long distance shot but taken easily

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:33
Wolves are going close but no cigar!

27/12/2019 20:33
Glad to hear they are battling back... UTW!!

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:35
Good break by Adama & he tries a left footed shot... but he hasn't got a left foot!!

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:41
Wolves go in at half topime justifiable irritated after the nonsense of VAR which has spoilt the game again. The penalty uagainst Donk was given by VAR rather than the ref, and Sterling's effort was well saved by Rui & cleared by Coady. VAR then looked at encroachment & the kick was retaken, saved and the rebound converted by Sterling. The encroachment had absolutely no impact on the penalty save so I don't see why it was made an issue.
Wolves 0 City 1

27/12/2019 20:53
Quite a half!
And now they get to play our game - defend and counterattack. If I recall right, the last time where we played them when they had a red, they increased their lead.
Should be fascinating

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:56
Here we go agaopin and immediately Jota puts a ball just over the bar after being well fed by Raul

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 20:58
Good opportunistic goal by Sterling after DeBruyne set him free superbly.
Wolves 0 City 2

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:02
Traore fired one in from the edge of the box in off the post
Wolves 1 City 2

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:06
Otamendi brings Raul down on edge of the area but Joao's free kick comes to nothing

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:09
Another foul by Otamendi gets him a yellow card,but ref should have played the advantage. Free kick comes to nothing again

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:11
Donk shoots from distance but it's easy for Bravo

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:14
DeBrutne replaced by Gundogan, which I think we should be happy about!!

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:17
Another left footed effort from Adamaafter good dribbling into area

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:21
Ruben Vinagre on to replace Jonny. Free kick to Wolves on the edge of their area. Joao 's free kick met by Saiss but wide

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:29
Wolves go so close again from another free kick. City being forced to defend for long periods. Neto replaces Jota who has had no luck this evening
Traore robs Mendy passes to Raul and he converts
Wolves 2 City 2

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:34
Wolves still chasing the winning goal and having the majority of possession

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:36
Neves shoots and winds Otamendi

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:38
Doc links up with Raul, gets it back and slots it home beautifully
Wolves 3 City 2 - living the dream!!!!!!

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:41
Corner to City - their first, and they get a free kick as Adama floors Sterling on the edge of our area - hits the bar. We're into 4 added minutes

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:44
That's it and we've done it!!! First team to do the double over Guardioa's City. Great game which was really well managed. City lost a man, but the VAR system really punished us
Wolves 3 City 2

Cheshire wolf
27/12/2019 21:45
And I forecast a 3-2 win!!!!

27/12/2019 21:48
Brilliant result - must admit I was a bit resigned at 0-2 but should have realised Raul would be in there - and who but Matt to finish it off! UTW! Just Liverpool away now.....

Andy Fincher
27/12/2019 21:58
Wow! What a match. Fantastic result. I think we are the first team to do the double over any Pep Team, whatever the country.
I've made it known before how I hate VAR and it needs scrapping. Neither of those decisions were Clear and obvious which is when it was supposed to be used. Totally ruining the game but thankfully it didn't ruin this one.
A great comeback and extra pleasing that we broke down a 10 man defence which we struggled to do last season.
We've probably won the title for Liverpool but who cares. Hopefully we can now do City a favour on Sunday.
Full credit to everyone of the team.

27/12/2019 22:13
Happy Christmas and a great new year to everyone.
Thought this was gonna be Tottenham revisited at 2-0 down. Great effort and fully deserved win.

Ivybridge Wolf
28/12/2019 01:31
A simply superb match but I wasn’t saying that at half time!

What a comeback, some, I’m sure, will point out we played against 10 for 80 minutes, nevertheless it was against top quality opposition as well as the hideous nature of VAR.

The red was right but my exasperation with the penalty decision was just like 90% of the ground and all of us watching. How on earth can VAR overturn the refs decision for a goal kick, and the time taken to arrive at the decision was obscene. ‘Clear and obvious’ was the terminology used to tell us at the start of the season when VAR would be used to overturn an on field decision. What was clear and obvious was this came nowhere near this ridiculous definition. I felt cheated, furious, resigned and much much more. Something has to be done, VAR is descending football in chaos.

As for the decision to retake the penalty , i was apoplectic with rage! Okay encroachment by Coady did happen but one of the City players was in front of him when the penalty was taken. How unlucky was Patricio? Twice

As for the second half, the Sterling second was very well taken, aided by Donk failing to set the offside trap and Patricio going down too early.

Then we were just terrific! Traore, again, was magnificent however the whole team kept on pushing for the opening, I credit them all. Our first goal ... what cracker! The second, Brilliant hassling and play from Adama with a cute Raul finish and a superb 1-2 between Jimenez and the Doc for our third ...... cue ‘scenes’! From despondency to exhilaration in 45 minutes.

What a team we have, so proud of ‘um. As fans we can ask for no more .... effort, skill, energy, quality with high, high drama. Not too sure whether my cardiovascular system can put up with it though! In which case, I’ll settle for a no fuss, no nonsense, boring 2-0 Wolves win at Anfield on Sunday....... !!

All the very best to our team, UTW

28/12/2019 11:15
Well what a satisfying evening. Watched the match with some Liverpool supporters who, naturally, were over the moon with the result. Interestingly they were also saying that they do not relish the idea of playing us this weekend and although they are obviously confident they recognise that they will recieve a good challenge from us.
Great effort from the lads and we never give up.

Ivybridge Wolf
28/12/2019 11:23
Still buzzin.

Just saying!

Cheshire wolf
29/12/2019 11:19
Regarding the VAR issue:
I fail to understand the ongoing discussions about the referee going to the sidelines and reviewing the play for himself on the screen which is in-situ. Surely the VAR ref should be able to recommend this to him so he can review it and make a decision for himself rather than being overruled.

I was more infuriated by the 'encroachment' issue. I have seen games where - I think it was Leicester - the penalty was saved then another player converted, but VAR showed he had encroached before the kick was taken. I fully understand this being ruled out. However Coady stood well back from the line and was only reaching the line when the ball was struck, before going into the area and clearing the rebound from Rui. Saiss and Jonny were encroaching but had no involvement at all, and as Ivybridge has said, Bernardo Silva was ahead of all our players, so I do not understand why it should have been retaken, and just seems to be bureaucracy at its worst.

Andy Fincher
29/12/2019 15:54
I agree hat Bernardo Silva was ahead of our players and I must admit that I don't know what the ruling is on that. Unfortunately though, Coady had encroached into the "D" which he shouldn't have.
The only clear and obvious thing about VAR is that it should be dumped.

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