Wolves fans' verdict v Manchester City: What a day!

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Our supporters provide their thoughts on Wolves' historic win over Manchester City.

Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-1. (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

Adam Virgo

Reaction to the result

An absolutely brilliant but thoroughly deserved result in the end.

Defensively we performed heroics at times and we defended as a pack all afternoon.

We had some big chances early on that I thought would maybe haunt us but with Adama up top on the break you always have a chance.

Jimenez did absolutely brilliant for both goals, especially the first and Traoré showed fantastic composure to stick both opportunities away.

Man of the match

Everyone played brilliantly and as a team we played everything so well in terms of defending and attacking.


Nuno deserves huge credit for his tactics and line-up because it worked to perfection.

Jimenez did wonderfully for both goals, Moutinho was everywhere in midfield, Boly was solid in defence was again but so was everyone and then Adama Traoré (the ultimate goat) was so clinical when it mattered.

Something to improve

There is nothing negative I can really say after that performance and result.


The only thing I’d say we need to improve on is when we get a big chance we need to take it because we missed too many guilt-edged ones in the first half, especially Cutrone’s one.

Apart from that the performance was pretty much perfect and it’s a magnificent result to top of an amazing week for all of us.

Richard Hobbs

Reaction to the result

Once again, Nuno and Wolves rise again on the biggest of occasions.

It would have been easy for Wolves, after playing in Turkey only a few nights ago, to have phoned in a performance again the League Champions.

But with a win in the most unlikeliest of places, Wolves have squashed any early season fears of relegation.

Despite the manner in which Wolves scores their two goals. It would be incredibly reductionist to conclude Wolves simply sat deep until Manchester City we’re frustrated and nicked two goals on the break in the final stages.

Wolves were obviously solid defensively with Bennett, Coady and Boly forming a golden wall in front of Patricio. But Wolves provided a constant threat throughout the match and had three big chances in the first half which they were unable to take.

After playing in the Gold Cup in the summer, Raul Jimenez more than anyone seems to have struggled to hit the ground running from last season’s form. But Sunday’s performance was a true strikers display.

He was a constant outlet alongside Cutrone but what makes him a cut above is how he can hold up play but then turn on a dime the open the game up by driving forward.

Traore has come into his own this season. It fells like he and Nuno have worked together find a style fitting the individual and the team. With his pace, no defender can catch him if he is through on goal. But now he gets his head up, there was little doubt where the ball would end up.

Rob Cartwright

Reaction to the Result

What a time to be a Wolves fan. Days like this one make all the years of pain worthwhile. We returned to The Etihad stadium with hope more than expectation, having played well here the last two visits, but come away with nothing.

The team selection made Nuno’s tactics clear. We played our fastest wing backs rather than our best defenders; we would try and break quickly, catching City on the counter attack.

It worked like a dream - Nuno had a dream!

Man of the Match

I was contemplating Traore as Man of the Match, even before he scored.

He had done excellently well in keeping Sterling quiet down their left hand side, while playing wing-back. The only negative was that he had given the ball away a couple of times, in dangerous areas.

On 68 minutes, Doherty took over at wing back and Traore was pushed forward to attack. We could see it; Pep could do nothing about it and it worked like a dream.

Two goals where he remained calm when one on one with their goalkeeper, both times put through by Jimenez. It sealed another fine performance from the big man. I make that Traore for Man of the Match for last four league games now.

Lots of humble pie being eaten by those who said we should cut our losses in the summer.

I thought Neves also had his best game for a long time.

Something to Improve

Well, we created a number of very good chances, in the first half, without taking one. Both Cutrone and Jimenez were guilty. If they had shown the calmness of a Traore later we would have gone in two up at half time, at least.

Other than that though, this was a superb performance. They stuck to the game plan and every player stepped up to the task. A fully deserved victory and another epic away day for supporters.

Clive of Burton

Reaction to the Result

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant, the lot of them.

This was Nuno's Wolves at their best. Dogged defending, tackles, headers, blocks and a counter punch. Priceless. Games like this - that's why we bother.

Man of the Match

It's easiest to include everyone. The three centre halves, Patricio, Dendonker, Cutrone, Jimenez they all put in a terrific shift. Traore, at wing back - suicidal surely? But no, eventually playing upfront, his finishing was perfect, so gets MOTM.

Something to Improve

Just need to do the same against Liverpool to keep the Championship alive for Sky.

Matt Cooper

Reaction to the Result

Away days don’t get much better than that. To go to the champions of England, the supposed best team in Premier League history and completely play them off the park is what it’s all about.

That’s the most comprehensive away performance I’ve seen under Nuno and he silenced the critics with a perfect performance.

After a shaky couple of months, getting this result makes it sweeter. Every single one of those players out there was a 10/10. What a week for us Wolves fans.

Man of the Match

I think the Adama train is going to need a few more carriages and services because he’s come up trumps again.

Ever since he signed for us I’ve claimed he’d come good under Nuno and Pep’s team simply couldn’t handle him.

The Adama of old would’ve fluffed his lines like Cutrone and Jimenez did on the day but not Traore.

Two very accomplished finishes from Wolves’ most effective player. I am made up for the lad.

Things to improve on

How could you possibly draw any negatives from that performance? Simply faultless.

Imagine if we’d have taken all the chances that had fell our way, it could have been six.

Russ Evers

Reaction to the Result

An absolute travesty that this was not five or six nil as we looked capable of scoring each time we attacked.

Very much the Wolves of last season but with Traore, not content with making Sterling look like a Sunday League player, taking on the role of the imperious Diogo Jota.

Man of the Match

Everyone was an eight or nine out of 10 except Boly and Traore who were 10 or 11.

Things to improve on

Not easy but we should have been three up at half time.

The smile keeps getting wider as does the gap.


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