Successful debut for Aké: Man City wins difficult away match at Wolverhampton

Manchester City started the new Premier League season with a victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Aké made his official debut for The Citizens and took a 1-3 victory with his teammates.

For a long time there seemed to be nothing going on for City at Molineux, where it stepped off the field as a loser last season. Kevin De Bruyne gave his team a lead in the first half via the penalty spot. The Belgian, who was voted best Premier League player of last season, didn‘t hesitate and shot the penalty: 0-1.

Wolverhampton didn’t come into play against the rapidly combining City and saw how the away team doubled the score after half an hour. Guardiola‘s team played out the Wolves defence beautifully, after which the ball fell at Phil Foden’s feet. All he had to do was slide in for the 0-2.

There was less spectacle in the second half than in the first, but Wolverhampton managed to push City back on its own half in the closing stages of the match. It resulted in a number of good chances. The biggest one was for Raúl Jiménez, but he missed the ball just before the goal. Not much later the Wolves striker was able to hit the ball. He headed in nicely after a good cross from Daniel Podence.

It brought the suspense back into the game, but City held its own in the closing stages. Deep in the injury time, Gabriel Jesus made it 1-3 with some luck. His shot disappeared into the goal via a Wolverhampton leg. It means the first triple for Guardiola and his men, who will take on Leicester City next week in their own Etihad Stadium. Next Thursday, however, Bournemouth will wait in the League Cup.