A top six clash sees Wolves take on Manchester City at the Molineux


Manchester City travel to the Molineux in search of jumping Leicester in the league and trying to catch-up with league leaders Liverpool.

Manchester City currently sit in third with Wolves sat back in sixth place.

The Citizens were able to get passed their closest top three rivals Leicester in emphatic fashion. After going 1-0 down they were able to run out 3-1 victors putting them now only one point behind Leicester.

Wolves were also able to get passed their last weekend opponents. Norwich put up a fight after going 1-0 up, but after a good second-half display ran out 2-1 victors.

Team news

There are no fresh injury concerns for Wolves as they prepare to face Manchester City and Liverpool in the space of less than 48 hours.

Willy Boly (fractured fibula) and Morgan Gibbs-White (back) remain sidelined while Adama Traore is expected to be fit as he manages some discomfort in his shoulder.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed that Kevin De Bruyne is available for the visit to Molineux despite his late withdrawal against Leicester.

Sergio Aguero (thigh) will not start at Wolves, but the Argentine is “getting better” after a late substitute appearance against the Foxes.

David Silva has not yet returned to training following injury while John Stones remains out with a hamstring problem.

Nuno Espirito Santo admits his team will be ‘trying to survive’ over the coming weeks as Wolves face three matches in six days – and two in less than 45 hours – during the festive period.

“All the teams have strong cases [to complain to the Premier League], but of all the schedule, we are the team that has less hours in this period – 45 hours between two games and 112 hours between the three games until New Year’s Day.

“It’s going to be very tough, I think all of the managers are concerned and rightly so. I’m particularly concerned because I’ve been saying this; the schedule doesn’t make sense, it’s absurd. For all the teams.

“Of course, there are teams that have three days [between matches], but I don’t know what the particular reason why it’s us as Wolves who have less hours, but it’s a concern for all the managers and for all the players.

“We have to survive. We have to survive. Let’s see what happens. We will train tomorrow, then we prepare to play Man City, and we’ll see. Let’s try and survive.”

Man City boss Pep Guardiola says he would support his players if they elected to walk off the pitch in response to racist abuse.

“Of course [I would support players walking off],” he added.

“My players support initiatives and what you have to do is battle day by day. It’s not about one club.

“You have to fight every day, in the schools and the families to do better in the future generations.

“It is a battle day by day and of course we support initiatives.

“I think it was a problem that happened for decades, centuries. Now it’s visualised more because the media is closer to the problem.

”We have to fight, but we need time to eradicate it.”


Its been an easy five games for Manchester City against Wolves with the Citizens winning three times, the game ending in a draw once and Wolves grabbing one win.


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