On Saturday, Wolverhampton Wanderers shocked Manchester City by defeating them 2-1 at home to break the defending Premier League champions’ unbeaten start to the season. The game was decided by a goal scored by Hwang Hee-chan.
The setback at Molineux was Manchester City’s second in as many days, coming only five days after Newcastle United eliminated them from the League Cup. It also crushed the leaders’ ambitions of extending their unbeaten streak in the league to seven matches in a row.
Ruben Dias scored an own goal in the 13th minute, putting Wolves up 1-0. Pedro Neto’s effort deflected in off the knee of the Portuguese midfielder, but Julian Alvarez tied the score with a bending free kick in the 58th minute. Wolves won 2-1.
Hwang scored a goal against the flow of play in the 66th minute to give the home team the lead again after receiving a feed from Matheus Cunha and shooting the ball into the back of the net.
The visitors played poorly against opponents who were focused and put in a lot of effort, and City manager Pep Guardiola was banned from the sidelines for the rest of the game because he received his third yellow card of the year.
Matheus Nunes, who had moved from Wolves to City at the conclusion of the transfer window after forcing the move by refusing to practise with Wolves, began the game, and the fans booed every time he touched the ball. Nunes had forced the move by refusing to train with Wolves. At halftime, he was replaced by another player.