Wolverhampton Wanderers

Premier League Team of the Week – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 22, including Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea and three Chelsea players. The gap at the top of the Premier League table remains four points after gameweek 22 as Liverpool‘s 1-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion was followed up by a 3-0 win for Manchester City against Wolverhampton Wanderers. It looks like developing into a two-horse title race once again, though, with Tottenham Hotspur falling to a costly defeat at home to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his 100% start at the helm. United now sit level on points with Arsenal after the Gunners were beaten by West Ham United on Saturday lunchtime, and both sides sit six points behind Chelsea, who beat Newcastle United this weekend. Hud...

Manchester City determined to keep up pressure in title race – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola warned Liverpool his Manchester City side are determined to maintain the pressure after moving back within four points of the Premier League leaders. Gabriel Jesus struck twice as the champions eased to a 3-0 win over 10-man Wolves at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. It was a convincing response to the Reds’ victory at Brighton on Saturday and Guardiola wants his side to be ready to pounce on any slip-ups by Jurgen Klopp’s team in the title race. Guardiola said: “We cannot play the games against Liverpool. All we can do is win our games. We cannot control what they do, we can control what we do. +3 points 🤙🏽 Alô, mãe #mancity #alômâe #gratidão pic.twitter.com/MfMgO9TDUH — Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) January 14, 2019 “The only way to do that is to be there – be there and mayb...

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva reveals Willy Boly apology

Wolves defender Willy Boly apologised to Bernardo Silva for the dangerous tackle which earned him an early red card in a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City. City cut the gap at the top of the Premier League back to four points as Gabriel Jesus scored twice before an own goal from Conor Coady wrapped up the points. But City’s night was made straightforward by an early red for Boly, who was dismissed after 19 minutes for a sliding tackle which left Bernardo on the deck. Willy Boly stands over Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva prior to his dismissal (Martin Rickett/PA) “It was quite a hard tackle but I am fine,” the Portuguese midfielder said after the match. “Yes he did (apologise) at the end of the game. These things happen. “You don’t do it on purpose, I think, and he said that. Everything’s fin...

Result: Manchester City easy winners over 10-man Wolves

Manchester City stroll to a 3-0 win over 10-man Wolves, with Gabriel Jesus scoring twice as the champions close the gap on leaders Liverpool to four points. Manchester City moved to within four points of Premier League leaders Liverpool with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium tonight. Gabriel Jesus scored either side of Willy Boly’s 19th-minute red card to put the Citizens in complete control by the break, but the only further damage to Wanderers was Conor Coady‘s own goal as the visitors battled to the end. An 11th win from 12 home matches in the top flight this season not only reduces the gap to Liverpool but takes them five points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in third. The Citizens had scored 16 goals in their last two outings and looked in...

Wolverhampton Wanderers to make surprise move for Stoke City’s Moritz Bauer?

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in securing a loan deal for out-of-favour Stoke City defender Moritz Bauer. Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly identified Stoke City defender Moritz Bauer as a potential January signing. The West Midlands outfit are looking to strengthen their squad before the end of the month, and a number of high-profile players have been linked with a switch to Molineux. However, according to the Express & Star, an approach will be made for Bauer who has fallen down the pecking order at the bet365 Stadium. The 26-year-old has made a total of 20 appearances since moving to the Potters 12 months ago, but the Swiss has not made a senior outing since the end of September. Wolves are keen to add another option at right wing-back, and Bauer would be r...

Arsenal, Liverpool tracking Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady?

Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly both monitoring the development of Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady ahead of a possible approach. Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Arsenal and Liverpool. Coady moved to Molineux as a midfielder for £2m in 2015, but the 25-year-old has progressed into an established Premier League centre-back under the guidance of Nuno Espirito Santo. A total of 156 appearances have been made for Wolves in all competitions, and the West Midlands outfit are keen to extend Coady’s deal in the near future. However, according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal and Liverpool are both monitoring the development of Coady ahead of a possible offer during the summer. Arsenal will be in the market for ...

Preview: Man City vs. Wolves – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Monday night’s Premier League clash between champions Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, including team news and predictions. Manchester City will be looking to close the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool back to four points when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night. The champions have made a perfect start to 2019, but take on a Wolves side that has fared very well against top-six opposition so far this season – including earning a point in the reverse fixture. Man City © Reuters After a December blip which saw Man City lose three times in the space of four Premier League games, it is safe to say that Pep Guardiola‘s side are now back to their fearsome best. A rousing 2-1 win over Liverpool in their l...

Guardiola not planning January signings as City bid to keep pace with Liverpool

The Reds stretched their Premier League lead back to seven points with victory at Brighton. Champions Manchester City will aim to cut Liverpool’s lead back to four points as they resume their title chase by hosting Wolves on Monday. Pep Guardiola’s men pulled themselves firmly back into the race for top spot in the Premier League with thrilling victory over the Reds earlier this month. Since then they have dished out two morale-boosting domestic cup thrashings to lower division teams – beating Rotherham and Burton by a combined score of 16-0 – but Liverpool have been the first back into league action. The Merseysiders pushed their advantage out to seven points with a 1-0 victory at Brighton on Saturday and the onus is now on City to maintain their pursuit. Guardiola has been asked numerous...

How Manchester City could line up against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sports Mole looks at how Manchester City could line up for their crucial Premier League showdown with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night. Manchester City will have the chance to close the gap at the top of the Premier League table back to four points when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night. The champions could begin the game in third place should Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester United on Sunday, while Liverpool’s triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday saw then widen their lead to seven points. However, City are in scintillating form having scored an incredible 16 goals without reply in their last two games, and they will be favourites to make it five wins on the bounce in this match. Here, Sports Mole looks at how Pep Guardiola...

Guardiola happy to dream of warm-weather camp as Man City battle on four fronts

Pep Guardiola is happy for the “dream” of a warm-weather training camp to wait as Manchester City pursue glory on four fronts. City have taken advantage of mid-season gaps in the fixture schedule in previous years to travel to work in Abu Dhabi. Rivals Manchester United have spent the past week in Dubai but City could not head abroad because they were involved in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Manchester City do not have many fixture gaps to head for warm-weather training (Mike Egerton/PA) With one Premier League game already needing to be rearranged, and title-chasing City also continuing in the FA Cup and Champions League, it may not happen this year. “It would be a dream,” City boss Guardiola said. “Last season this period was quite similar but after Wigan be...

Nuno hails Guardiola as one of greatest managers of all time

Wolves chief Nuno feels Guardiola has proved his class. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insisted Pep Guardiola is one of the greatest managers of all time. The Portuguese believes Manchester City manager Guardiola has helped change the game. Wolves go to the Etihad Stadium on Monday with City having scored 16 goals in their last two games, in cup clashes with Rotherham and Burton. Guardiola won his seventh title in a third different country as a manager with City last year and Nuno feels the former Spain midfielder is one of the best. He said: “Yes, no doubt, but how far back do you go? Rinus Michels? (Arrigo) Sacchi? There are a lot. “When someone brings something new to the game – because everybody knows the game – I think we as managers must develop our ideas to help and develop the gam...

Preview: Spurs vs. Wolves – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League clash between in-form title hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tottenham Hotspur could temporarily close the gap at the top of the Premier League table to just three points when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino‘s side go into their final game of 2018 having established themselves as genuine title contenders, while Wolves sit 11th at the halfway stage of the campaign. Tottenham © Reuters Just a week ago, Tottenham were considered outside title challengers at best, but a stunning spell of form – coupled with unexpected slip-ups for Manchester City – have seen them storm into the position of Liverpool’s closest competitors. Jurgen Klopp‘s side re...

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