Nepal | October 21, 2020

Manchester City off to winning start with victory at Wolves

Reuters
Share Now:

WOLVERHAMPTON: Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to first-half goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden plus a late Gabriel Jesus strike on Monday.

The result means there has not been a single drawn match in the opening two rounds of Premier League fixtures and the 44 goals over a single ‘game week’ is a record for the 20-team era.

Wolves beat City home and away last season but Pep Guardiola’s side were full value for their victory despite a strong response from the home side after they went 2-0 down.

Guardiola gave a debut to close-season signing Nathan Ake, the Dutch defender signed from Bournemouth, lining up alongside John Stones in the centre of defence.

While City were given a rest in the first week of the season, due to their August involvement in the Champions League, they were sharp out of the blocks, quickly finding their rhythm.

“It’s obviously hard. It’s a weird season. We know we need to start well,” said De Bruyne.

“Wolves have been a bit of a bogey team for us in the last few seasons. So it’s encouraging to play well,” he said.

PFA Player of the Year, De Bruyne put City in front with a penalty in the 20th minute. The Belgian broke into the box and was brought down by Romain Saiss before getting up to convert the spot-kick himself.

City‘s trademark passing game was at its very best for their second goal just past the half-hour, Foden ending a fine move with a clinical finish from a low Raheem Sterling cross.

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio did well to keep out a De Bruyne effort as City threatened to put the game beyond them before the break but it was a different story after the interval.

Wolves’ Daniel Podence broke goalwards but his attempted chip went over the bar and Raul Jimenez was then picked out by a low cross from Adama Traore but the Mexican side-footed wide from inside the box.

The home side finally gained some reward in the 78th minute when Jimenez headed home a Podence cross, but in stoppage time Jesus made sure of the win for the visitors with a shot which deflected off Conor Coady.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo highlighted his team’s failure to take their chances.

“We always have to give credit to our opponents because of the talent and the quality they have, but we should do better,” he said.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

New study shows mouthwash may inactivate Covid-19

KATHMANDU: Gargling with mouthwashes can lower the risk of Covid-19 transmission by reducing the viral particles in the mouth and throat, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Virology. Craig Meyers, a professor of microbiology and immunology and obstetrics and gynaecology, led Read More...

Ministry of Home Affairs

Home Ministry cautions against increased risk of infection during festivals

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed security bodies and administration offices under its purview to remain alert as there is a likelihood of Covid-19 further spreading during the festivals. It has drawn the attention of concerned bodies towards the increased risk of infection d Read More...

Kathmandu DAO urges people to stay at home unless emergency

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu District Administration Office has issued an advisory urging people to stay at home and not go out unless an emergency. Issuing a press release on Tuesday, Kathmandu DAO reiterated that more than half of Covid-19 infected population in the country are from Kathmandu valley an Read More...

Jungle safari and walk opened in Shuklaphanta National Park

KANCHANPUR: Jungle safari and walk have been opened for the visitors in Shuklaphanta National Park. The park office announced this through a public notice. The visitors should follow the health safety guidelines like mandatorily wearing the face masks and using sanitiser while entering the park a Read More...

1,702 fresh coronavirus cases recorded in Kathmandu valley today

KATHMANDU: A total of 1,702 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in the three districts of Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday. Among the newly infected, 1,431 cases were registered in Kathmandu alone. Meanwhile, 123 and 148 cases were detected in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur respectively. Read More...

Nepal’s Covid-19 tally hits 139,129 with 3,093 new cases recorded on Tuesday

KATHMANDU: Nepal registered 3,093 additional cases of coronavirus infection taking the nationwide Covid-19 tally to 139,129 on Tuesday. There are currently 41,755 active cases of infection while 4,220 people are staying at quarantine facilities across the country. A total of 2,108 people who h Read More...

Body of missing police constable found buried in Mohana river in Kailali

DHANGADHI: Body of Police Constable Ram Bahadur Saud was found buried in Mohana River in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City of Kailali district, on Tuesday. Saud, who was on a patrol, had gone missing since Saturday night. Apart from the body, police also recovered a pistol and a mobile phone set be Read More...

Nepal COVID-19 Update: 3093 new cases, 2108 recoveries, eight fatalities recorded on Tuesday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. READ MORE: 1,702 fresh coronavirus cases recorded in Kathmandu valley today Till date, 1,314,7 Read More...