SMA NEWS – MANCHESTER
Manchester City’s perfect start in the Premier League is over after a shock loss to Wolverhampton on Saturday, with rivals Tottenham and Arsenal taking full advantage.
City’s lead at the top was cut to one point after it fell to a 2-1 defeat at Molineux, which ended its 100% record in the top flight this season.
City’s defeat came after Pep Guardiola’s side was knocked out of the English League Cup by Newcastle on Wednesday. It seems the defending champions are counting the cost of Rodri’s three-match suspension in the league after he was sent off against Nottingham Forest last week.
“Rodri is an important player. We cannot count on him,” Guardiola said after Hwang Hee-chan’s 66th-minute winner.
City had gone behind in the 13th through Ruben Dias’ own-goal before Julian Alvarez evened the score in the 58th. But Hwang’s strike secured a famous win for Wolverhampton and ended its four-game winless streak.