On an ice-cold Black Country night, Manchester City’s hope’s of retaining the premier League evaporated at Molineux.
Just 24 hours after Liverpool moved 13 points clear with their destruction of Leicester City, Pep Guardiola’s men let slip a two-goal lead as they lost 3-2 at Wolves.
Raheem Sterling had put City in front with two goals, despite the 12th minute dismissal of goalkeeper Ederson.
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But goals from Adama Traore Raul Jimenez, and a late winner from Matt Doherty gave the old gold a comeback victory that boosts their own top four hopes.
Ederson was shown red after rushing out of his penalty area and cleaning out Diogo Jota. But 13 minutes later City had the lead.
VAR awarded a penalty for a foul on Riyad Mahrez, and while Rui Patricio saved both Sterling’s initial spot-kick and his retake given for encroachment by Conor Coady the England star was in the right place to tap home the rebound.
And five minutes into the second period, a City counter saw Kevin De Bruyne’s perfectly weighted pass send Sterling clear, with a delicious dink over Patricio doubling the lead.
Adama Traore struck a fierce response in the 55th minute to reduce the deficit however, and Nuno’s men would dominate from therein.
City defended for their lives, but a lapse from Benjamin Mendy in the 82nd minute saw Traore pinch possession, and he teed up Jimenez for the equalizer.
And in the final minute of normal time, Doherty tiptoed his way into the penalty area, before firing past Claudio Bravo to further enhance Liverpool’s advantage in the title race.