Wolves vs Manchester City: Guardiola's men suffer 3-2 defeat at Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Manchester City: Guardiola's men suffer 3-2 defeat at Molineux Stadium

- Wolves vs Manchester City ended in favour of the home team

- The hosts came from two goals down to beat the defending champions 3-2 after the game

- Guardiola's men are now 14 points behind Liverpool on the table

Wolverhampton Wanderers needed three second-half goals to beat 10-man Manchester City 3-2 at the Molineux Stadium on Friday night.

The encounter came with so much drama as the Citizens goalkeeper Ederson Moraes could not last more 12 minutes on the pitch before being handed a straight red.

City keeper fouled Diogo Jota who had a one-on-one chance to put the home team ahead in the early stages of the meeting.

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To balance up play, Pep Guardiola removed Sergio Aguero, who recently returned from injury to give way for reserved goaltender Claudio Bravo.

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And five minutes before half-hour mark, Raheem Sterling put the visitors ahead through a VAR assisted penalty in the 25th minute.

The England international failed to convert the kick as Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio saved the ball from crossing his goal-line.

However, the penalty was retaken after the technology spotted an encroachment from the home team, but this time, Sterling needed a rebound from the keeper's effort before finding the back of the net.

Guardiola's men took the one-goal advantage into the dressing room with the hope of managing the game with one match down.

Barely five minutes into the second half, City doubled their lead, and once again, it was Sterling who grabbed his brace on the night.

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Meanwhile, an Adama Traore's 56th-minute strike was all Wolves needed to reduce their deficit - ith the hosts gaining momentum with the goal.

Raul Jimenez tapped in from close range to level parity for the home team in the 62nd minute after Traore had badged off Mendy off the ball he was trying to protect from the right-wing.

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Just one minute to regulation time, Matt Doherty fired his side to victory as they completed a double over the Citizens - having beaten them at the Etihad Stadium 2-0 this campaign.

Guardiola's men are now sitting 14 points behind log-leaders Liverpool who have one match at hand as the title chase seems to be slipping off the defending champions'reach.

Man City will be hoping to return to winning ways when they welcome Sheffield United in their next game on Sunday.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City thrash Leicester City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium as title race hots up.

A goal each from Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and IIkay Gundogan handed the Citizens maximum points at the end of the meeting.

Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy's early goal ended up a consolation as it could not salvage at least a point from the encounter.

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