Man City sneak past a strong Wolves side
Pep Guardiola’s dream run did not come to an end just yet but it did experience a bumpy ride while facing visiting Wolves this week. Wolves are currently on top of the Championship group table and are in a scintillating form too, having lost just one game in their last eight encounters.
Guardiola fielded a fully changed back-four; with Mangala, Tosin, Danilo and Zinchenko taking guard of the goal while veteran keeper Bravo made a start. Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva were rested too as Guardiola opted for Gundogan and Bernardo Silva instead with Yaya Toure playing deep and Jesus-Aguero upfront.
The game saw Wolves pressing the City team tirelessly throughput the game, even breaking through at moments when 19-year old Enobakhare occasionally found no one between himself and Bravo. Three clear-cut one-on-ones with the keeper, youngster Enobakhare was left frustrated every time as it was a night for Bravo to silence his haters. Bravo single-handedly saved City at times when the veteran produced absolutely magical saves throughout the game.
The game went on to extra time after 90 minutes were not enough for any side to break-through. The game later on went on to penalties after the tiring players could not produce enough chances in the extra time allotted.
City eventually won the match 4-1 on penalties with all the players on target for the Blues (Kevin De Bruyne, Yaya Toure, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero) while only Leo Bonatini struck for the Wolves with N’Diaye and Coady missing to convert the spot kick following super saves from the Chilean Bravo.
City next visit West Brom for game-week 10 action while Wolves travel to face QPR for their Championship fixture.