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Kompany’s praise of Wolves justified after 1-1 draw at Molineux

Kompany’s praise of Wolves justified after 1-1 draw at Molineux

The game at Molineux between Wolves and Manchester City produced the surprise result of the weekend, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s men managed to hold the Premier League champions to a 1-1 draw.

Wolves took the lead in controversial fashion when defender Willy Boly scored with his hand in the 57th minute before Aymeric Laporte’s bullet header flew past Rui Patricio to level the tie on 69 minutes.

And Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has since come out to speak highly of his opponents from Saturday’s entertaining draw.

The Breakdown

“They don’t behave or play like a Championship team that has just been promoted,” Kompany said. “I’m confident that they will take points off our competitors (via Daily Mail).

“They’re the typical type of team who is geared up to get big scalps because they have enough quality to play themselves out of situations when they are under pressure… their key players work hard and that’s always a good mix.”

While it is still early days in the Premier League, Liverpool and Manchester United supporters would have been delighted to see Guardiola’s men drop points at Molineux.

However, as £9m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Kompany has said, the rest of the Premier League top six are also likely to be in for a difficult day when it is their turn to travel to the West Midlands.

While Nuno set his team up very well defensively in his favoured 3-4-3 formation, the team were still very much a threat going forward thanks to the likes of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore once he was brought on.

Ultimately, Kompany’s assessment of Nuno’s side is spot on. Based on that performance, neither one of Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham or Arsenal will fancy a trip to Molineux this season.

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