Goliath Falls to David 

This past Sunday, Premier League giants, Manchester City, were defeated by a determined and courageous Wolves team, also known as Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. 

Following a loss to Newcastle United in the EFL Cup, which resulted in a 1-0 score line, Manchester City were still predicted to win as Wolves sat in the bottom three of the table. At that moment, they were considered to be one of three of the worst teams in the Premier League. 

As City came into the match, they were at a loss due to world-class holding midfielder—Rodrigo Hernández Cascante not being available for the match due a one match ban from a red card against Nottingham Forest on September 23rd, leaving the team without their backbone in midfield. 

City also haven’t lost to Wolves in three years. Their last loss was back in 2019, with a 3-2 scoreline. 

Beginning the first half, City would dominate the possessions, but concede a goal from center back—Ruben Dias. 

Later in the second half, Julián Álvarez would score an amazing free kick against Wolves’ keeper—José Sá. 

Less than eight minutes later, Hee-Chan Hwang would put Wolves back into the lead after a fantastic counter-attack by the team. 

City would again dominate possession, with 68%, but wouldn’t be able to get a goal, resulting in the loss.  City would also have a combined 23 shot attempts and a total of 526 passes, while Wolves would only have three shot attempts and 215 passes. 

Despite Manchester City’s dominant performance, it was useless because they couldn’t use their chances, unlike Wolves. 

Wolves showed all soccer fans that despite their current position in the league and recent performances, it is possible to win against a top class team.