Man City Suffer Their First Premier League Loss This Season to Wolverhampton
by privatebet.com - 2023/10/02
Manchester City came into the latest Premier League season with a perfect score, but their winning streak eventually had to come to an end. Man City suffered their first Premier League loss this season to Wolverhampton on Saturday, shortly after their recent League Cup defeat to Newcastle. Ruben Dias' early own goal in the first half marked the start of Man City’s troubles against the Wolves. Julian Alvarez evened out the score in the second half, fueling Man City’s comeback hopes. Their celebration was short-lived and they eventually lost 2-1 after Hwang Hee-chan scored a second-half winner for Wolverhampton. This marks Man City’s first Premier League defeat this season, and it comes only three days after their loss to Newcastle in the League Cup. This is quite a huge blow for the defending Premier League champions since they haven’t suffered back-to-back losses since January. Man City’s manager Pep Guardiola was visibly frustrated during the match after being banned from the touchlines, but he doesn’t think that referee Craig Pawson is to blame for this loss. “I can be emotional on the touchline but after I reflect here I am so respectful. Today we didn’t lose because of the referee just like we don’t win because of the referee. We won five Premier League titles not for the referee and today we didn’t lose because of the referee, but for ourselves,” said Guardiola.