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Man City 1-0 Wolves: Raheem Sterling scores penalty as Raul Jimenez sent off

Raul Jimenez being shown the red card
Just 31 seconds separated Raul Jimenez’s first and second yellow cards

Raheem Sterling converted a controversial penalty to reach 100 Premier League goals and give Manchester City victory in a one-sided contest with 10-man Wolves.

Sterling kept his cool to roll his 66th-minute spot-kick past Jose Sa after a lengthy VAR check ruled Joao Moutinho had illegally blocked Bernardo Silva’s cross, even though it seemed to hit the Wolves midfielder on his armpit.

The decision compounded Wolves’ frustrations given they were annoyed at Raul Jimenez’s dismissal for two yellow-card offences within seconds of each other near the end of the opening period.

Not that the visitors could have any complaints on the balance of play. City had 24 shots compared to Wolves’ three. Jose Sa made three excellent saves to deny the hosts, Conor Coady headed an Ilkay Gundogan effort off the line, Max Kilman blocked a goalbound Phil Foden effort and Jack Grealish somehow failed to convert Sterling’s far-post cross with the goal at his mercy.

Kilman brought a save out of Ederson at the end but Wolves have failed to score in their past four games and managed just one goal in their past six.

In contrast, City have now six Premier League games in a row to maintain their place at the top of the table and keep the pressure on title rivals Liverpool and Chelsea.

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Manchester City

  1. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne
  2. Squad number47Player nameFoden

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number1Player nameJosé Sá

  2. Squad number23Player nameKilman

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number27Player nameSaïss

  5. Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

  6. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

  7. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

  8. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

  9. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

  10. Squad number9Player nameJiménez

  11. Squad number37Player nameTraoré

  1. Squad number10Player nameDaniel Podence

  2. Squad number11Player nameTrincão

  3. Squad number26Player nameHwang Hee-Chan


Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 27CanceloBooked at 81mins
  • 3Rúben DiasBooked at 40mins
  • 14Laporte
  • 11Zinchenko
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 16RodriBooked at 43mins
  • 8GündoganSubstituted forFodenat 56′minutes
  • 7Sterling
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 10GrealishSubstituted forDe Bruyneat 74′minutes


  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 6Aké
  • 13Steffen
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 26Mahrez
  • 47Foden
  • 80Palmer


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Malheiro de Sá
  • 23Kilman
  • 16Coady
  • 27Saïss
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 32DendonckerBooked at 78minsSubstituted forPodenceat 87′minutes
  • 8NevesBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 82′minutes
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 9JiménezBooked at 45mins
  • 37TraoréSubstituted forHwang Hee-Chanat 67′minutes


  • 2Hoever
  • 5Marçal
  • 10Podence
  • 11Machado Trincão
  • 15Boly
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 21Ruddy
  • 26Hwang Hee-Chan
  • 39Cundle

Jonathan Moss


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