Pep Guardiola: Wolves in the race for the Champions League
Manchester City chief Pep Guardiola has called Wolves a 'top side' and insists they are a top-four contender after losing 3-2 to them at Molineux.
City, despite having Ederson sent off early on, appeared to be on their way to a comfortable win, with Raheem Sterling at the double.
But Wolves roared back in the last half an hour and won thanks to goals from Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez and Matt Doherty.
And Guardiola, whose side are now 14 points off table-toppers Liverpool, said on Nuno Espirito Santo's charges: "We had a situation and we couldn't defend it.
"We played an incredible, top side who play in Europe."
When asked if Wolves are in the race for the Champions League, Guardiola added: "Yes. There are many.
"They are close and have played with a lot of consistency over the past two seasons.
"They concede few chances and they create. The way they play is perfect for them. They are one of a lot of teams."