Manchester: Two late goals from Wolves’ Adama Traore inflicted a stunning 2-0 defeat on Manchester City to leave the Premier League champions trailing leaders Liverpool by eight points.
It was a thoroughly deserved victory for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men, who enjoyed the better chances and became the first team to stop City scoring at the Etihad Stadium for 34 matches.
Even with only eight games played, Liverpool now have a golden chance to win their first league title for 30 years after starting the campaign with eight straight wins.
And as time ticked on, the urgency of the situation for Pep Guardiola’s side was apparent as they have already dropped more points at home than in the whole of last season.
“It was not our best day. We let them run twice, got nervous a little bit and our process to create chances was not good,” Guardiola said.
“We were not organised and lost balls in positions we could not lose them in. We had problems on the counter-attack in the end and it was a bad day.”
City were again made to pay for a serious of key defensive injuries and badly missed the creativity of Kevin De Bruyne in midfield.
Wolves had two days less rest and a trip back from Istanbul to cope with after winning at Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday night.
However they never tired and finally took their chances through Traore in the final 10 minutes.
Twice in a matter of moments during the first half, Raul Jimenez was played through by loose passes from City players, but the Mexican striker was unable to convert either opportunity.
Abraham, Mount fire Chelsea to win
Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount celebrated their England call-ups by firing Chelsea to a 4-1 rout of struggling Southampton on Sunday. Abraham, Mount and their Blues team-mate Fikayo Tomori were all named by England manager Gareth Southgate in the squad for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. The promising young trio hogged the spotlight once again at St Mary’s as Abraham and Mount netted to maintain their superb starts to the season.
Chelsea are up to fifth in the Premier League heading into what promises to be a memorable international break for the club’s three young talents.
Southampton have won just two of their last 13 league games and are winless in their last six home matches. In London, Arsenal manager Unai Emery admitted his side must be self-critical of their performance despite edging up to third in the Premier League as David Luiz’s first goal for the club earned a 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday....