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By Simon Stone
BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium
Champions Manchester City dropped eight points behind Liverpool after suffering a shock home defeat.
Adama Traore scored twice in the final 10 minutes as Wolves won in Manchester City for the first time since 1979 at the top flight.
As the visitors capitalised on a mistake traore scored the first 10 minutes from time. He also added a second about the break deep in injury time.
City have dropped five points of the year, having dropped just three at the whole of last year and seven the year before that.
When he first struck the bar with a second-half 16,, david Silva came closest for the hosts. Raheem Sterling also needed a shot blocked in the scramble that followed.
It was only the second time in 45 league games which City have failed to score. The last time that occurred at home in the league was in May 2018, in which time they had won their first title of the Guardiola era against Huddersfield.
The 18m guy made no error as Wolves twice broke clear although traore hadnt scored since September 2018. Raul Jimenez supplied the assist on both events.
It is 20 years since Wolves defeat City away from Molineux and 40 since they did so in the flight. The impact of this victory could have a bearing on the title race, so so nice are the margins from the struggle between leaders Liverpool and the champions.
City and Wolves had been participated in European combat this week and also the fact City had been at home, as opposed to travelling 4,000 kilometers to Turkey and rear – and had an additional two weeks rest, if have handed a very clear advantage to them.
That they failed to make the most of it was almost entirely because of their own failings.
Through misplaced passes by Riyad Mahrez or Nicolas Otamendi, and also even the man charging from place, Wolves forward were allowed to run free few days at the opening half, then down the center of the chain.
Patrick Cutrone screwed one opportunity badly wide and Jimenez seemed to be clipped in the playground by Fernandinho, costing him a chance. In between, Fernandinho operating as a makeshift refuge, refused both guys with a magnificent double block.
City thought they had survived the worst. However, as they pushed for a winner their errors cost them.
This moment, Cancelo lost possession, letting Jimenez . Since Otamendi slipped, the Mexican wrapped the ball to Traore, who completed .
Traores pace was too much for these, Since the desperation of City increased. And in the last minute of stoppage time, Jimenez again fed the #18m signing when he was on Teesside from Middlesbrough, who completed his first twice since February 2018.
Are Citys issues already insurmountable?
This is the afternoon when the injury problems of City caught up with them.
It is tempting to dismiss the travails of Guardiola because first-world troubles.
After all, City managed to give a Premier League introduction to Cancelo, who price #60m to signal from Juventus in the summer, and may afford to depart Bernardo Silva along with Gabriel Jesus about the bench.
Nevertheless, of imagination, theyre being robbed with no Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane and not having defenders Aymeric Laporte and John Stones denies them continuity. It feels as though the problems they confront in this title combat are insurmountable.
The choice at left-back of cancelo meant four players had been picked on by Guardiola at that single place in the last four games. One of themBenjamin Mendy, has not begun back-to-back Premier League games for 11 weeks and is facing a second spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in training.
Cancelo did OK through the introductory period. Apparently, that was not good enough for Guardiola, that changed the Italian into right-back in the rest – forfeiting Kyle Walker at the process three days after he had been left out of the latest England squad – and brought Oleksandr Zinchenko on rather.
There was advancement. But it was limited. And that Cancelo created the error that gave the advantage they were never to lose to Wolves, simply highlighted the effects of this City weakness thats been exposed.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola tells BBC Sport:We werent at our very best. We had chances to score but it was a day and we lost this match.
We didnt create good procedure, we had difficulties in that way. We are a team that plays a particular way but it is a terrible day, that happens sometimes.
When you win matches, you consider the other one. Now weve got the international break, then we could come back and go to another matches .
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