By Matthew Roscoe • 22 September 2020 • 11:55
Impressive City victory means their tradition of winning their opening Premier League game continues as they win 3-1 at Wolves.
MANCHESTER CITY become the first Premier League team to win 10 opening-day fixtures in a row.
Despite their dominance, City were given a late scare after Mexican, Raul Jimenez headed home on 78-minutes when the score was 2-0.
Thankfully for City, a late goal from Gabriel Jesus was enough to see off a stubborn Wolves side.
De Bruyne opened the scoring on the 20-minute mark with a beautifully taken penalty following a clumsy challenge from Moroccan defender, Romain Saïss.
Phil Foden, who City have continued to get behind despite his lapse in judgement whilst away with England, doubled the visitors lead 12-minutes later following a lovely one-touch move.
Jimenez’s header set up a nervous finish for the travelling talent of City but a late strike from Gabriel Jesus saw out the victory for City.
Speaking after the game, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo said: “The first half we didn’t start very well. Man City moved the ball well and created a lot of problems for us.
“We conceded the penalty and from then on it become much harder. In the second half we improved. We created a lot of moments and chances we could score from. We knew one moment could change everything. Very good second half for the team.
“We always have to give credit to our opponents because of the talent and the quality they have, but we should do better.”
Pep Guardiola spoke about the performance from his Manchester City team: “It was a good performance. We know how difficult it is. The game was good.
“The plan is always to try and start fast. Sometimes the opening is good and sometimes we need more time to get our best conditions but the start was good.
“The goal and in the second half – he [Phil Foden] played incredibly well. We are tired in our legs but in general we did a good game.
“The period that we are in and the situation that we had in these last two weeks, I expect that in some moments we suffer, but in general we controlled the game.”
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