Manchester City acquired their Premier League campaign off to a flying begin with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers because of first-half targets by Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden plus a late Gabriel Jesus strike on Monday.
The outcome means there has not been a single drawn match within the opening two rounds of Premier League fixtures and the 44 targets over a single ‘game week’ is a record for the 20-team period.
Wolves beat City residence and away last season however Pep Guardiola’s aspect have been full worth for his or her victory regardless of a robust response from the house aspect after they went 2-Zero down.
Guardiola gave a debut to close-season signing Nathan Ake, the Dutch defender signed from Bournemouth, lining up alongside John Stones within the centre of defence.
While City got a relaxation within the first week of the season, as a result of their August involvement within the Champions League, they have been sharp out of the blocks, shortly discovering their rhythm.
“It’s obviously hard. It’s a weird season. We know we need to start well,” mentioned De Bruyne.
“Wolves have been a bit of a bogey team for us in the last few seasons. So it’s encouraging to play well,” he mentioned.
PFA Player of the Year, De Bruyne put City in entrance with a penalty within the 20th minute. The Belgian broke into the pack and was introduced down by Romain Saiss earlier than getting as much as convert the spot-kick himself.
City’s trademark passing game was at its best possible for his or her second purpose simply previous the half-hour, Foden ending a superb shift with a medical end from a low Raheem Sterling cross.
Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio did nicely to maintain out a De Bruyne effort as City threatened to place the sport past them earlier than the break but it surely was a unique story after the interval.
Wolves’ Daniel Podence broke goalwards however his tried chip went over the bar and Raul Jimenez was then picked out by a low cross from Adama Traore however the Mexican side-footed huge from contained in the pack.
The residence aspect lastly gained some reward within the 78th minute when Jimenez headed residence a Podence cross, however in stoppage time Jesus made certain of the win for the guests with a shot which deflected off Conor Coady.
Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo highlighted his crew’s failure to take their probabilities.
“We always have to give credit to our opponents because of the talent and the quality they have, but we should do better,” he mentioned.