City sweat against Wolves but start with victory

Guardiola's men dominated and beat Wolverhampton thanks to goals from De Bruyne, Foden and Gabriel Jesús. Raúl Jiménez scored for the locals.


Manchester City begins its attempt to reconquer the Premier League with a victory (1-3). Pep Guardiola's men achieved the three points in the always difficult visit to the Wolverhampton field, which pressed in the final stretch of the crash and touched the tie at times. However, the two goals in the first half were joined by Gabriel Jesus' judgment in injury time, which eliminated all hope of the hosts to achieve something positive.

The visitor advantage was not long in becoming apparent, much higher in the first half. De Bruyne looked for an unmarked space and was run over by Saiss inside the area, committing a penalty that had no complaints. The Belgian himself converted it by scoring his first goal of the season, picking up where he left off last year. One more from De Bruyne, who also had two other dangerous shots to increase the income on the scoreboard, which did not increase until 10 minutes later. Sterling reached the bottom line, death pass to Foden and goal. The English midfielder again took advantage of his ownership with a goal.

With the result in their favor, Wolverhampton began to grow in the second half. Little by little they were tightening those of Nuno Espírito Santo until they got their reward. Podence threw a pipe at De Bruyne, put the center and Raúl Jiménez headed perfectly: with a power of a shot. Unstoppable. And they left ten minutes of tension for the end, at which point Guardiola decided to make Ferran Torres debut. In injury time, on the last day of the game, Gabriel Jesus quenched all the fears of the 'citizens' and closed the game with the final 1-3 after a rebound that favored him.

Guardiola had numerous casualties to make the call. Agüero continues to recover from his knee injury, Laporte has just returned to training after being quarantined for his positive for coronavirus, Gündogan has just tested positive, Eric García had a blow to the head, Joao Cancelo had a foot problem and both Bernardo Silva and Zinchenko had muscular problems. In short: three homegrown players on the bench, including the Spanish Adria Bernabé, although none entered the field.Emiliano Martínez for a penalty in Aston Villa's triumph

Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez saved a penalty in Aston Villa's 1-0 win against Sheffield United. The goalkeeper, who made his debut with Villa on Monday after completing his transfer from Arsenal, saved the maximum penalty when the score was 0-0. Martinez masterfully stretched to save what would have been a 0-1 lead by John Lundstram, minutes after Sheffield were left with ten players for the expulsion of John Egan.

Chris Wilder's men lasted 63 minutes with one man less until Ezri Konsa opened the scoring with a header from a corner. Sheffield, who last season struggled to break into Europe, have started the Premier with two consecutive defeats and are 17th in the table, while Aston Villa has a one-game win. - EFE

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