Man City vs Wolves
2:00pm Sunday 6th October
The second-half double of adama Traore helped sailors stun Manchester City 2-0 to leave Liverpool eight points clear in the top heading into the international break.
The warning signs were already there for City following a flat first-half operation but Nuno Espirito Santos choice to move Traore through the center was a masterstroke and the winger scored twice about the counter-attack (80 & 90+4).
David Silva did strike the woodwork for City with the scores at 0-0 however Pep Guardiolas side established little as they didnt score at home for first time at 45 Premier League matches and flocked to their first home defeat since losing to Crystal Palace in December.
For the first time this season, Liverpool have become favourites to win the Premier League.
Meanwhile, this was a timely result for sailors, who were recording their first Premier League away in a performance full of defensive cohesion and of the season.
Wolves were keen to target Fernandinho as a alongside Nicolas Otamendi in the very first whistle and should happen to be in front.
Joao Moutinho and Patrick Cutrone played through on goal but also the seemed nervous and sliced horribly wide.
Minutes later, a block was produced by Fernandinho, first from Raul Jimenez afterwards he jumped through on target after which from the followup of Cutrone.
Ederson was subsequently called into action to deny Jimenez who raced through unchallenged for Wolves, but the striker was refused by a blend of brave and sloppy completing goalkeeping.
It took City 32 minutes to capture a shot if Raheem Sterling stung the hands of Rui Patricio in range.
City failed to perform with any intensity till Guardiola introduced Bernardo Silva about the hour Wolves – that played a 90 minutes against Besiktas – seemed to be tiring.
David Silva may have given the game a different complexion on 67 minutes had his exact effort by a 20 yard free-kick never come crashing back off the crossbar.
Wolves slipped deeper and deeper and a City goal seemed inevitable but the visitors hit them with a with 10 minutes remaining to send shockwaves around the Premier League.
Jimenez squared one for Traore, that came in to this game with only one purpose in 72 Premier League appearances and led the rest. But you wouldnt have understood that from his conclusion as he slid the ball beyond Ederson at the style of a powerful striker.
Sergio Aguero wriggled free of the shackles of Willy Boly at injury-time but may only shank his attempt wide of the post. There are no goal, however, it came in the traffic.
Traore raced hand Liverpool a large edge in the title race and through past some reluctant City defending to double his accounts for the day.
Manchester City are back in action after the break with a trip to Crystal Palace, live. Meanwhile, the Southampton is hosted by Wolves.