Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Kickoff at 20:15 BST
Molineux Stadium,Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR
UK - Sky Sports
UK Radio - BBC Radio 5 Live
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Everything you need to know ahead of City’s crucial Premier League clash with Wolves.

TEAM NEWS

Three changes for City

Pep Guardiola makes three changes top his starting line-up as City take on Wolves this evening.

Bernardo, Phil Foden and Fernandinho all start, with Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus dropping down to the bench.

Ruben Dias joins Kyle Walker and John Stones on the injured list.

CITY: Ederson, Cancelo, Zinchenko, Fernandinho (c), Laporte, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Foden

Subs: Steffen, Ake, Jesus, Grealish, Mahrez, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Palmer, Lavia

When and Where

City face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium on Wednesday 11 May, with kick-off scheduled for 20:15 (UK).

The match is being broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports, while those living around the world can find out how to tune in via these global TV listings.

You can also follow the key moments of the action over on Twitter: @ManCity.

 

PEP GUARDIOLA PREVIEW

Speaking in his press conference on Tuesday, Guardiola said: "Both teams [City and Liverpool] have done impressive Premier League seasons. We know exactly what we have to do: nine points and we are going to try.

"Tomorrow is a final, Wednesday gives us an opportunity to arrive to the last game against Aston Villa with it in our hands. It’s massively important.

"They are always dangerous for the transition from Dendoncker, the quality of Moutinho, the personality and competitiveness they have.

"The back five that they play, they are one of the toughest away games we have in the season but at the same time we know how important it is.

"Hopefully we recover well from last week and can do a good game. This is the most important thing in our heads right now."

MAN CITY APP COVERAGE

As always, the official Man City app offers extensive coverage of all our first team games.

Minute-by-minute updates, statistics and analysis can be accessed from 18:15 via our Matchday Centre, while our special guests will offer their expert insight from the Matchday Live studio an hour later.

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Alistair Mann and Michael Brown will guide you through the action from kick-off with live audio commentary, while those with push notifications turned on will also be alerted to both the team news and when any goals go in.

A detailed match report plus reaction from Pep Guardiola and players can be found soon after the final whistle, while short highlights will be available and extended highlights that evening.

CITY+ subscribers can also enjoy a full 90-minute replay from midnight.

Matchday Live

Natalie Pike will be joined by Shaun Wright-Phillips and Shaun Goater on this week’s Matchday Live show, offering their thoughts before, during and after the action from Molineux.

The show gets under way from 19:15 (UK), with the panel casting their eye over Pep Guardiola’s team selection ahead of kick-off, before reconvening for further half-time and post-match debriefs.

Available to watch on all our official digital platforms, Matchday Live provides a unique City-centric experience for each of Pep Guardiola’s men’s matches.

To get involved, share your opinion and ask a question, send a WhatsApp: +447537186538 or via this link.

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Last time out

City put five past Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, taking us three victories away from a fourth Premier League title in five seasons.

Raheem Sterling scored twice at the Etihad Stadium as City blew out the cobwebs from Champions League heartbreak earlier in the week.

The England man struck first with a diving header from close range to put City ahead and then with a rifled shot into the top corner to complete the victory.

In between those strikes were goals for Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Phil Foden.

Wolves will be buoyed by their late comeback against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 2-0 down with 11 minutes to go, Trincao put Bruno Lage's side back in the match before a 97th equaliser from Conor Coady snatched a point.

FORM GUIDE

City are in imperious form in the league as the end of the season approaches. Since the drawn Premier League classic with Liverpool last month, City have taken all 12 points on offer.

English Premier League
1 Arsenal Arsenal Arsenal 14 12 1 1 33 11 22 37 WDWWW
2 Manchester City Manchester City Man City 14 10 2 2 40 14 26 32 LWWWL
3 Newcastle United FC Newcastle United Newcastle 15 8 6 1 29 11 18 30 WWWWW
Last updated: 17 November 2022

Pep Guardiola's team have defeated Brighton, Watford, Leeds & Newcastle, scoring 17 and conceding just one in the process.

Wolves sit in eighth place in the Premier League but are winless in their last four. In that time they have suffered defeats to Newcastle, Burnley & Brighton before Saturday's fightback against Chelsea.

With a game in hand on West Ham above them, our hosts will be looking to finish the season strongly and stake a claim for seventh and the UEFA Europa Conference League spot that comes with it.

Last Meeting

Raheem Sterling's 100th Premier League goal saw City to a 1-0 win over Wolves at Etihad Stadium back in December.

A well-organised Wolves side prevented City from playing at our free-flowing best that day but a handball from defender Max Kilman gave Sterling the chance from the penalty spot.

A second major milestone was achieved that day as Ederson reached his 100th clean sheet for City in just 212 appearances.

That gave City a four point lead at the top of table ahead of second-placed Liverpool, while Chelsea sat an extra point back. Both sides won later that day to return to within touching distance of City.

key stats

  • Wolves lost this exact fixture 3-1 last season – they’ve not lost consecutive home league games against Manchester City since April 1981.
  • City have kept a clean sheet in our last five away Premier League matches, with only three sides ever keeping more than five consecutively in the Premier League.
  • City are unbeaten in our last 16 away Premier League games (W13 D3) – it is our longest ever away unbeaten league run in our history.

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