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Wolves’ win over Man City makes them just second team to achieve league double over a Pep Guardiola side


Wolverhampton Wanderers have beaten Man City twice this season (Picture: Getty Images)

Wolves have become only the second team to do a league double over a Pep Guardiola side after beating Manchester City 3-2 in the Premier League on Friday night.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side came from 0-2 behind to win 3-2 in an incident-filled contest, which saw City goalkeeper Ederson sent off just 12 minutes in.

Raheem Sterling scored after twice missing a penalty, which was retaken after VAR spotted encroachment, and objects were thrown at the City man as he celebrated.

The England international doubled City’s lead 50 minutes into the match, but the Wolves comeback began just five minutes later as Adama Traore got them back into the game.

The home side piled the pressure onto the 10 men and Raul Jimenez equalised with eight minutes to play after more great work from Traore as he robbed Benjamin Mendy of the ball on the touchline.

Jimenez then turned provider as he brilliantly set up Matt Doherty for the winner in the 89th minute.

The win followed Wolves’ 2-0 win at the Etihad in October when Traore again starred, scoring twice.

This is only the second time a side has managed to do a league double over a Guardiola side in his managerial history, including his spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

The other side to do so was Antonio Conte’s Chelsea team in the 2016-17 season when they won 3-1 at the Etihad and then 2-1 at Stamford Bridge en route to the Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola suggested the loss to Wolves at Molineux was down to the fixture congestion at this time of the season, saying: ‘The result is what it is. It’s the Premier League.

‘They fought incredible, they ran to the last minute.Always the goals can be avoided, but sometimes it’s fatigue, tired, its a lot of minutes.’

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