Manchester City now lie eight points behind Liverpool at the top of the Premier League following their setback against Wolves on Sunday afternoon.
The Citizens were torn apart by the clever play of Wolves front man Raul Jimenez and blistering pace of Adama Traore – the man who scored both of the visitors’ goals on a forgettable day for the hosts at the Etihad Stadium.
Sunday’s shock result comes just three weeks after the Sky Blues were undone by Norwich City at Carrow Road, losing 3-2 to the Premier League newcomers, and places more doubt on the shoulders of manager Pep Guardiola, who is clearly missing the injured Aymeric Laporte and John Stones in the heart of defence.
Liverpool by contrast extended their winning run to 17 consecutive matches after a last-gasp 2-1 victory at home to Leicester City on Saturday.
James Milner’s 95th minute penalty ensured the spoils were awarded to the hosts in a dramatic encounter at Anfield, and extends the Reds’ lead at the top of the table to eight points heading into the international break.
Cracks have been starting to appear at Manchester City since August, however, as the Mail report that club legend David Silva was singled out by manager Pep Guardiola for his lack of work-rate during his 12-minute cameo against Tottenham two months ago – a match the Sky Blues drew 2-2.
According to the publication, the City boss said: “David, you didn’t give us enough running. Where were the legs?”
Although it’s still extremely early days, an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League gives Liverpool a monumental advantage at this stage of proceedings.
City have a lot of work to do to catch up with their title rivals, and judging off Sunday’s performance, have little hope in catching Jurgen Klopp’s dominant outfit unless something changes quickly.
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