As It Happened: Manchester City 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Conor Coady of Wolverhampton Wanderers scores their sides first goal past Ederson of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on March 02, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


23:012 months ago

That's all for now...

That’s it for VAVEL UK’s live text commentary on this Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers  — we hope you enjoyed it!


I've been Ed Hague-Saunders. Thank-You, and see you next time!

23:002 months ago

League standings...

That win takes Manchester City 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, an incredible season for them.

As for Nuno's men, they remain 12th but could drop to 13th should Crystal Palace win tomorrow against Manchester United.

22:562 months ago

Full Time Thoughts...

Wolves will feel a little hard done by, especially after their second half performance, but Manchester City continue to march on. 

Wolves were very poor in the first half and let the game get away from them a little bit. After Coady's goal in the second half, it looked as if Nuno's men might have had a route back into the game, but City's quality shone through.

22:542 months ago

FULL TIME: Manchester City 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers!!

That goal was the last touch of the game, and Manchester City march on. 


22:532 months ago

93' - Manchester City 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jesus is onside and the goal stands, so City have a fourth. The shot from long range is saved from Patricio, but it bounces back to Jesus who taps it in.
22:522 months ago

92' - City scored but have it ruled out.

Jesus has it in the back of the net but it has been ruled out for offside. As always, VAR is checking. It looks tight.
22:502 months ago

Manchester City 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Substitute Otasowie attempts to dribble out from the back and get caught on the ball. Mahrez slots home from the penalty spot and seals the game.
22:492 months ago


Manchester City score and seal the game. 3-1, Mahrez.
22:482 months ago

89' - Wolves change.

Wolves make their second substitution of the game.

OFF: Ruben Neves

ON: Owen Otasowie

22:472 months ago

87' - Dendonker heads over.

The corner is played short and then delivered, which meets the head of Dendonker but it is way over the bar.
22:452 months ago

86' - Wolves corner.

Wolves have a corner here with 5 minutes to go. Is there a chance. Moutinho to take.
22:432 months ago

83' - Not long to go...

Only 7 minutes to go here and Man City are looking for more. Time running out for Wolves to try and find a leveller.
22:402 months ago

Manchester City 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kyle Walker is able to get in behind of Ki-Jana Hoever and is able to cross the ball into the box which was saved by Patricio, but the ball falls to Jesus who smashes it home.

Semedo played Walker on, which was poor defending by the full back.

22:382 months ago


Manchester City lead again. 2-1.
22:362 months ago

77' - Sterling just wide!

Sterling strikes a curling one from the edge of the box which hits the outside of the post. He had beaten Patricio, but Wolves were saved by the post.
22:352 months ago

75' - Coady gets his head in the way.

City once again come forward on the right hand side and cross the ball in but Coady is able to get down and perform a brilliant diving header to cut out the danger.
22:322 months ago

72' - Sterling just wide.

City move the ball very well and are able to fire the ball into the box, and Sterling just can't get enough on it with the back-heel to direct it in. Very close for the hosts.
22:292 months ago

69' - Wolves come forward again.

Neto cuts in on his left foot and gets his shot away which is blocked, but it falls to Adama on the edge of the box who fires way over the bar.
22:282 months ago

68' - Traore comes close.

Adama Traore recieves the ball from Neto and is able to drive at Ruben Dias, before getting his shot away which is blocked and behind for a corner. Wolves are growing into this game.
22:252 months ago

65' - Different game now!!

All of a sudden, Wolves have got the wind in their tails now and they look dangerous going forward. Playing a higher line and looking to be positive.
22:242 months ago

64' - Patricio saves again.

Jesus finds himself in space on the right hand side of the box, and Patricio saves with his foot and it goes behind for a corner. Nothing comes of the corner.
22:212 months ago

Manchester City 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers!!

Conor Coady has put Wolves level with a header. Moutinho crossed the ball into the box from a set piece and Coady finds himself just onside and heads home.
22:202 months ago




22:182 months ago

59' - Moutinho fouled by De Bruyne.

Moutinho attempts to get Wolves going but is fouled by De Bruyne. Wolves try to launch the free kick forward but it runs straight through to Ederson. Sums up Wolves' night.
22:132 months ago

55' - Patricio saves again.

Patricio once again called into action, and produces another good save from the shot of Mahrez.
22:122 months ago

54' - Wolves substitution.

Wolves make the first change of the night.

OFF: Jonny

ON: Fabio Silva

22:102 months ago

51' - Patricio brilliantly SAVES!!

De Bruyne finds space in the Wolves box and fires low with his left foot, but Patricio produces a brilliant save low down. Vital save for his side.
22:062 months ago

46' - Traore almost breaks away.

Adama turns on the ball and finally has some grass ahead of him to run into, which he does well but the pass is poor and City are able to get men back.
22:042 months ago

45' - Second half underway...

We are underway for the second half at the Etihad. Wolves NEED to come out firing here.
21:522 months ago

Half time stat attack!!

Manchester City 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Possession: Man City 75% - 25% Wolves

Shots: Man City 8 - 2 Wolves

Shots on target: Man City 2 - 0 Wolves 

Pass accuracy: Man City 92% - 81% Wolves

21:492 months ago

HT - Manchester City 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Half time here at the Etihad.

Manchester City lead by 1-0 thanks to a Leander Dendonker own goal.

21:492 months ago

45' - Patricio with a huge save.

Patricio is able to get down to his left quickly to save a header from Bernardo Silva, who then fires the rebound way over the bar.
21:482 months ago

44' - VAR judges Offside.

VAR has ruled the goal out as Laporte is offside by a whisker. 

Still only 1-0, and Wolves still in the game but only just.

21:462 months ago

43' - GOAL but the flag is up!!

City have the ball in the back of the net through Laporte, but the flag is up. VAR checking!!
21:422 months ago

40' - City break and come close.

Neto gives the ball away to Jesus who finds Mahrez, but his cross is blocked and it goes behind for a City corner, which Patricio comes and claims.
21:402 months ago

37' - Possession Stat update...

Manchester City 78% - 22% Wolves
21:372 months ago

34' - City come forward again.

Man City come forward again trying to pick a hole in the Wolves back line. De Bruyne is unable to pick out Sterling this time, and plays it out for a goalkick.
21:312 months ago

28' - Hoever cross into the stands.

Wolves push forward and find Hoever in some space for the first time tonight, but his cross looks to be headed for Mars instead of the head of a Wolves player.
21:302 months ago

27' - De Bruyne pulling the strings...

De Bruyne pulling the strings and making things happen for the home side so far. Wolves trying to get a touch of the ball but they just can't.
21:262 months ago

24' - It's City's game so far...

It has been all City so far. Wolves have only got into the final third once. Man City have had 86% possession. Yes you read that correct. 86!!
21:222 months ago

18' - Wolves enter the final third.

Wolves have managed to get up to City's final third for the first time this evening.
21:182 months ago

Manchester City 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Manchester City take the lead, and that has been coming all night.

Mahrez breaks down the right hand side and crosses the ball into the box, which is turned in by Leander Dendonker at the back post.

Not much the Belgian could do as he had Sterling right behind him who would have put it in the net anyway.

21:172 months ago

14' - GOALLLL!!

Manchester City take the lead! 

Dendonker (Own Goal)

21:152 months ago

13' - Stoppage in play.

Small stoppage in play as Ruben Dias is down after getting a hand in the face by Traore. 
21:102 months ago

08' - De Bruyne fires wide.

Kevin De Bruyne latches onto a free ball and gets his shot away, but it is blocked and behind for a corner.
21:082 months ago

05' - Man City in control so far...

As expected, Manchester City are in control and dominating the ball looking for gaps in the Wolves defence. 

City look comfortable.

21:042 months ago

01' - Patricio called into action early.

Rui Patricio has been called into action early on, forcing Patricio to make a smart save down low.
21:012 months ago

00' - Kick-Off!!

We are underway at the Etihad Stadium. Wolves get us underway.
20:582 months ago

The players are out!!

The players are out on the pitch and almost ready to go. Looking forward to this one, should be a great tactical clash.
20:542 months ago

5 minutes to go until kick-off!!

Just over 5 minutes to go until the teams get underway here at the Etihad Stadium!!
20:402 months ago

Preparations almost done.

20:352 months ago

A win here for...

Both sides will be looking to walk away with 3 points here.

A win here for Manchester City will send them 15, yes FIFTEEN points clear at the top of the Premier League.

A win here for visitors Wolves, will see the midlands side leapfrog Leeds United and go up to 11th.

20:302 months ago

Willy Boly on the bench...

The Frenchman is only fit enough to start on the bench for Wolves tonight, which sees Ki-Jana Hoever thrown into the mix... and what a tough task he has.

Hoever will have to rely on the communication from Coady throughout tonight, if Wolves want to keep a clean sheet.

It will be tough non the less.

20:252 months ago

City have arrived!!

20:202 months ago

Team News...

Wolves field a strong line up, but they start without a recognised number 9, which has caused them trouble this season. From the squads, it is likely that Nuno's men will look to be solid at the back and hit on the counter attack.

As for the hosts, Pep has gone strong all over the pitch as his side look to extend their lead at the top of the table. Laporte returns as John Stones drops to the bench.

20:152 months ago

And here is how the hosts line up...

20:102 months ago

Here is how the visitors line up...

20:052 months ago

The man mountain could be back for the visitors...

20:002 months ago

Big night for this man tonight...

19:552 months ago

Kick-off time!

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers will be played at the Etihad Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 20:00 BST and will be streamed live on BT Sports 1.
19:502 months ago


Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. My name is Ed Hague-Saunders and I will be your host for this  match. We will provide you with all the team news and warmups ahead of kick-off with live updates throughout the match.