Manchester City vs Wolves team Live match: news: Man City's status as winners of Champions League Group A had already been confirmed before they headed to RB Leipzig where they would meet up on the final day of the match, with the German team benefiting from the beating of the new manager following the sacking of Jesse Marsch. The Bundesliga team under Achim Beierlorzer coached the City's seven-match winning streak in all competitions due to strikes by Dominik Szoboszlai and Andre Silva, and Riyad Mahrez's insufficient head to threaten his late return. However, City's 3-1 win over Watford - thanks to the impressive performance of Bernardo Silva - saw them take advantage of Chelsea's defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers and return to the top of the Premier League - by one point ahead of second-placed Liverpool. . The reigning English champions have won five consecutive titles in the top flight - scoring at least two goals per game - and even in this season, their title is already in their hands before a busy winter. . Guardiola's side was not entirely out of place this season, but they welcomed the Wolves to the Etihad by winning four home games and there are no feelings of letting their midweek defeat ruin their wealth at home.
Wolves became the latest victims of a last-minute Divock Origi winner last weekend, but Bruno Lage must have thought his luck was in when Diogo Jota somehow blasted the ball at Conor Coady when he otherwise had the whole of the goal to aim at.
However, Origi came off the bench to smash home Liverpool's winner in the fourth minute of second-half injury time, which represented the Wolves' third game without a win or a goal in the Premier League as their European dream took yet another hit.
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Having now overseen a bitter downturn in fortunes with just one win from their last five in the top flight, Lage has work to do to pull his side back into top-six contention as they sit eighth in the standings - two points behind seventh-placed Arsenal and three behind Manchester United.
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A paltry tally of just one goal from their last five games highlights where the problems lie for this Wolves side - who have not had many problems shutting up shop in defence - although only one of their last six away games have ended in defeat.
Man City comfortably saw off Wolves 4-1 at the Etihad last term after claiming a 3-1 win at Molineux a few months before, and this week's visitors to Manchester have lost six of their last nine visits to the Citizens' headquarters.
Man City lost both Nathan Ake and Phil Foden to injury in the defeat to Leipzig, although both players are not thought to have sustained anything serious.
The same can be said for Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus - both nursing knocks - but Ferran Torres continues his spell on the sidelines amid persistent links with a move to Barcelona.
The likes of Ederson, Ruben Dias and Raheem Sterling could all return to the first XI this week, with Guardiola's hand largely forced in the final third once again.
Meanwhile, the Wolves have been out of action for a long time with Willy Boly, Person Mosquera, Jonny and Pedro Neto, while Lage was also given the challenge by Rayan Ait-Nouri and Conor Coady following Liverpool's defeat.
It remains to be seen whether Coady and Ait-Nouri will qualify for the weekend, but if not, Lage could be in trouble at left-back as Fernando Marcal tries to recover from COVID-19.
Hugo Bueno may therefore be scheduled for left-handed firefighting, but Lage will not see the need to change the XI that almost took a point in Liverpool's feud.
Manchester City could start a club:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Silva, Sterling, Grealish
Wolverhampton Wanderers likely to start screening:
Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Dendoncker, Ait-Nouri; Traore, Jimenez, Hwang