Man City vs Wolves LIVE! Premier League result and latest updates as Erling Haaland scores FOUR goals

Man City vs Wolves LIVE! Premier League result and latest updates as Erling Haaland scores FOUR goals

Man City vs Wolves LIVE!

Manchester City closed the gap on leaders Arsenal down to just one point with a dominant 5-1 win over Wolves on Saturday.

Wolves were unable to deal with an imperious performance by Erling Haaland, as he ran riot against their defence, scoring four goals.

Haaland opened the scoring with an early penalty after Ait-Nouri collided with Joskvo Gvardiol in the box. The Norwegian soon doubled City’s lead with a strong header across goal, having leapt high into the air to meet a Rodri dinked cross.

Haaland was then brought down himself by Nelson Semedo to earn a second penalty, which he powerfully dispatched past Jose Sa to complete an impressive first-half hat-trick.

Wolves responded after the break courtesy of Hwang Hee-Chan. The Korean tapped in from close range after Ederson made a mess of parrying Bellegarde’s cross. Fortunately for City’s keeper, Haaland smashed in his fourth goal, taking him five clear of Cole Palmer and Alexander Isak in the golden boot contest, just 24 seconds later to dispel any lingering Wolves hopes.

Julian Alvarez replaced Haaland in the final minutes for his 100th City appearance and rounded off the scoring just minutes later.

City are just three wins away from clinching their fourth consecutive Premier League title. They travel to Fulham and then Tottenham, knowing two wins will put them two points ahead of Arsenal going into the final day.

Meanwhile, Wolves remain in 11th position. They host Crystal Palace on Saturday, with Gary O’Neil returning to the dugout after today’s touchline suspension.

Man City vs Wolves highlights

  • GOAL! Substitue Alvarez adds City's fifth

  • GOAL! Haaland smashes in fourth

  • GOAL! Hwang Hee-Chan taps in consolation goal

  • GOAL! Haaland completes hat-trick with second penalty

  • GOAL! Haaland header doubles City's lead

  • GOAL! Haaland puts City ahead from the spot

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Manchester City closed the gap on leaders Arsenal down to just one point with a dominant 5-1 win over Wolves on Saturday.

Haaland not frustrated at being substituted

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“[The frustration] was nothing about that,” the stiker said in his post-match interview

I was happy and Julian scored so that was really nice."

When asked about whether he prefers to play before or after title rivals Arsenal, the Norwegian responded: “It's a bit of a difficult question. I don't care, we just have to win our games and now, relax tonight and focus on Fulham."

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Haaland 'frustrated with the referee'

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Haaland and Guardiola were seen in discussion after the man of the match was replaced late on by Julian Alvarez.

However, Guardiola has claimed that Haaland was annoyed at the referee, and not because he was substituted.

“He's a little bit frustrated, but I understand,” said Guardiola.

“He was frustrated with the referee. With the long balls sometimes they push him and he is pulled.”

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Haaland 'back to business' says Pep

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“Erling is back to business. Penalties are a guarantee but the second and fourth [goals] were unbelievable,” said Pep Guardiola post-match.

“The 20 minutes he played against Nottingham Forest was really good and today as well. We won, but it was so long an injury. It is welcome he arrived in the right moment.”


City win their sixth Premier League game in a row

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Manchester City 5-1 Wolves

Manchester City keep the pressure on Arsenal in the title race with a dominant display against Wolves.

They are now just one point behind the leaders, with a game in hand.

Just three more wins for City will clinch an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title.

Manchester City 5-1 Wolves

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90 mins: Four minutes added on

Manchester City 5-1 Wolves

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88 mins: Doku bursts forward through the middle before striking straight at Sa.

City look like getting a sixth.

GOAL! Manchester City 5-1 Wolves | Julian Alvarez

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85 mins: Alvarez scores just minutes after coming on.

Rodri plays a short through ball to Alvarez, who tucks the ball into the bottom right corner from the left side of the box.

It is his first involvement in the game.

What an evening it has turned out to be for Guardiola’s men.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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82 mins: Erling Haaland is replaced by Julian Alvarez, who is making his 100th City appearance.

What a peformance by Haaland today. The striker has scored four times in a Premier League game for the very first time.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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79 mins: Triple change for City.

Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, and Bernardo Silva are replaced by Jack Grealish, Jeremy Doku, and Matheus Nunes.

Nunes is booed as he comes on by his former fans.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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77 mins: A decent chance for City but Sa catches a weak Haaland header.

Foden sets De Bruyne free on the half-way line and the midfielder drives onto the edge of Wolves’ box, before playing the ball out wide to Silva.

Silva crosses it in from the right but Haaland can’t make strong contact.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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76 mins: There has been a training ground feel to this second half ever since Haaland’s fourth.

Man City have all of the possession and Wolves, who sit comfortably in mid-table, are not responding with any urgency.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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73 mins: Brilliant first time football from City.

The ball falls to Foden, who hits it first time from the edge of the box, but it is blocked and deflects out for a corner.

From the resulting corner Kovacic pokes the ball at goal, but Sa manages to parry it away.

City are enjoying themselves.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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70 mins: Silva shoots wide after Haaland goes for an audacious acrobatic effort.

Foden glides past Semedo down the left wing before finding Haaland in the middle, but a slight touch puts the striker off and he fails to make proper contact.

The ball bounces to Silva who can’t direct his shot on target.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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69 mins: Nathan Ake is replaced by John Stones.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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65 mins: Joao Gomes picks up a yellow card for his late tackle on Nathan Ake.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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63 mins: De Bruyne comes charging through the middle of the pitch and is brought down by Traore.

The Malian receives a yellow for the foul.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

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60 mins: Haaland denied by Sa this time.

Haaland is played through onto his right foot and lashes the ball on goal from close range.

Sa manages to direct the ball over for a corner.

The Norweigan will have to wait a bit longer for his fifth.

GOAL! Manchester City 3-1 Wolves | Hwang Hee-Chan

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53 mins: A consolation goal for Wolves.

It’s really poor goalkeeping from Ederson.

He flaps at a cross from Jean-Ricner Bellegarde and the ball lands at the feet of Hwang, who taps it into the back of the net.

GOAL! Manchester City 4-1 Wolves | Erling Haaland

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54 mins: Wow! Just 24 seconds after conceding, Haaland makes sure Hwang’s goal was no more than a consolation.

Foden plays the ball into Haaland’s path. The Norweigan cuts inside Kilman and smashes the ball into the top left from the right side of the box

Sa had absolutely no chance.

What a performance the 23-year-old is having.

Manchester City 3-0 Wolves

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50 mins: Rodri finds Foden inside the box.

The 23-year-old is leaning back but makes enough contact to test Jose Sa, who pushes the ball wide.

The linesman then puts up his flag.

Manchester City 3-0 Wolves

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47 mins: Will City remain content with a three goal cushion or will they look to further improve their goal difference?

Their goal difference is currently +53, seven below title rivals Arsenal.

Manchester City 3-0 Wolves

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Back underway at the Etihad.

Haaland Hat-trick hero

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Erling Haaland has scored his sixth Premier League hat-trick, bringing his career total to 21.

He is still only 23-years-old!

He is now four goals clear of former team mate Cole Palmer in the race for the Premier League golden boot.

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A dominant first half display

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Half time: Manchester City 3-0 Wolves

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A dominant first half display from the reigning champions.

Manchester City 3-0 Wolves

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45+7 mins: Good chance for City’s fourth.

Rodri gets a head on De Bruyne’s corner and the ball falls to Gvardiol.

But the Croatian is unable to sort his feet out and get an effort away.

GOAL! Manchester City 3-0 Wolves | Erling Haaland

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45+3 mins: Hat-trick hero!

Haaland directs the ball into the same spot as last time and smashes the ball into the back of the net.

Sa guesses the right way this time but the power takes it past him.

That is the 21st hat-trick of Haaland’s career.

Manchester City 2-0 Wolves: Penalty!

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45+2 mins: Craig Pawson points to the spot after checking the VAR monitor.

Semedo is shown a yellow for bringing down Haaland.

Manchester City 2-0 Wolves

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45 mins: Penalty shout for City.

Haaland is through on goal and looking for his hat-trick.

Nelson Semedo brings the forward down and VAR is checking the decision.

Manchester City 2-0 Wolves

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42 mins: Manchester City are looking very comfortable.

This is their last fixture at home before the final game of the season and the home fans at the Etihad are enjoying themselves.

Manchester City 1-0 Wolves

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33 mins: Free kick to City from a dangerous position just outside the box on the left.

De Bruyne crosses the ball in but it is caught by Jose Sa, who is fouled by Akanji for his troubles.

Manchester City 1-0 Wolves

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31 mins: Wolves are increasingly growing into the game and have kept the ball for a few minutes now, albeit without looking dangerous.

Manchester City 2-0 Wolves

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41 mins: Mario Lemina picks up the first booking of the match.

Manchester City 2-0 Wolves

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39 mins: City have won back possesion in Wolves’ third six times, including just before their last goal.

Gary O’Neil, in the stands as a result of his touchline ban, will not be best pleased with his side’s defence.

GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Wolves | Erling Haaland

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35 mins: Haaland doubles City’s lead!

City win the ball back in Wolves’ half. De Bruyne finds Rodri who chips the ball up to the back left post.

Haaland rises high into the air and heads the ball across the goal into the right side of the net.

An unstoppable header.

Manchester City 1-0 Wolves

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29 mins: Foden is looking lively.

The Football Writers Association player of the year almost manages to complete a magnificent run through the middle, but he is surrounded by the Wolves defence, and the ball rolls into Sa’s hands.

Manchester City 1-0 Wolves

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25 mins: Wolves have managed to knock a few passes together in City’s half and have just had their first touch City’s box.

Ederson’s first involvement is to catch a wayward cross from the left.

Manchester City 1-0 Wolves

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23 mins: City’s attack has been relentless but Wolves finally manage to bring the ball into City’s half courtesy of Cunha.

However, the Brazilian is swarmed by defenders and fouls Rodri after losing the ball.

Manchester City 1-0 Wolves

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17 mins: Great chance for City.

Bernardo Silva clips the ball into Haaland from the right side of the box.

The goalscorer makes strong contact with the ball but his headed effort is pushed away by Sa.

Wolves are really struggling to get the ball out of their own half and it could be two soon.

Manchester City 1-0 Wolves

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15 mins: Strong start for City.

Wolves are completely unable to get the ball out of their own third, with City’s attackers swarming their every move.

De Bruyne stabs the ball wide from the edge of the box.

GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Wolves | Erling Haaland

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12 mins: Erling Haaland steps up and puts City ahead from the spot.

The stiker sends Jose Sa the wrong way and sidefoots it calmly to the left.

That’s his 22nd Premier League goal this season.

Manchester City 0-0 Wolves: Penalty!

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10 mins: Penalty to Manchester City! Craig Pawson points to the spot after Ait-Nouri clashes with Gvardiol

Manchester City 0-0 Wolves

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8 mins: As expected City are dominating so far.

All 11 Wolves players are in their own half.

Bernardo Silva tries to find Haaland in the middle, but the ball is cleared out to Rodri, who lashes a strike from outside of the box over the crossbar

Manchester City 0-0 Wolves

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4 mins: Haaland plays the ball through to Kevin De Bruyne but the Belgian is unable to get a shot away inside the box.

De Bruyne is looking dangerous.

Manchester City 0-0 Wolves

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3 mins: Manchester City are camped in the Wolves half.

Kovacic tries to slot the ball through to Haaland but Jose Sa collects it easily.

City fans are making themselves heard.

Manchester City 0-0 Wolves

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1 min: Quick start for the hosts.

Kevin De Bruyne finds himself just outside the Wolves box but can’t thread a pass through to Erling Haaland on the right side of the box.

Manchester City vs Wolves

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Here we go!

Manchester City vs Wolves

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Captains Kyle Walker and Max Kilman have just led out their teams.

Can Manchester City close the gap at the top?

Just four more wins needed for their fourth consecutive Premier League title.

Crucial clash in the title race

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Kick-off in just under 15 minutes now.

Will Manchester City manage to keep pressure on Arsenal at the top of the table as they aim for their fourth consecutive title?

Can Wolves complete their first double over City since 1961?

Can Haaland add to tally?

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Erling Haaland returns to the starting lineup.

The Norweigan is the Premier League’s top scorer this season with 21 goals.

He has not managed to match his remarkable 36 goal tally from last season, but if he is on the scoresheet today he will move even further ahead of Chelsea’s Cole Palmer in the race for the golden boot.

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Pawson in charge

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Craig Pawson is the referee for this evening’s encounter.

Ths 45-year-old has issued 75 yellow cards this season and 3 reds.

Pawson last refereed City in November, with Guardiola’s side coming out 6-1 winners against Bournemouth.

Stuart Attwell is on VAR duties.

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City players arrive

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Foden's fine season

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Phil Foden is returning to Manchester City’s lineup after missing the Nottingham Forest game with illness.

Foden has this week been named the footballer of the year by the Football Writers' Association.

The 23-year-old has scored 24 goals and provided 10 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions.

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One changes for Wolves as Neto misses out

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Gary O’Neil has only made one change to the last week’s starting lineup. Hugo Bueno replaces Matt Doherty in defence.

Pedro Neto, who had been tipped to return for the first time since March, is still unavailable.

Ait-Nouri starts despite concerns over his fitness following a knock against Luton.

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Three changes for City

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Pep Guardiola makes three changes to the team that beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 last weekend.

Phil Foden returns from illness, and Erling Haaland and Mateo Kovacic also start.

They replace Jack Grealish, Julian Alvarez, and Jeremy Doku.

Matheus Nunes is on the bench against his former side.


Wolves full lineup

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Manchester City full lineup

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Wolves XI

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Sa, Semedo, Toti, Kilman (C), Bueno, Traore, Gomes, Lemina, Ait-Nouri, Hwang, Cunha

Manchester City XI

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Ederson, Walker (C), Akanji, Ake, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Kovacic, De Bruyne, Foden, Bernardo, Haaland

Last time out

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Wolves triumphed 2-1 over City in the return fixture back in September.

Hwang Hee-Chan scored the winner after a Ruben Dias own goal opened the scoring. Julian Alvarez was on the scoresheet for Guardiola’s side.

The treble winners have only lost two Premier League matches since, and are unbeaten in the league in 2024.

A win for Wolves would given them their first double over City since 1961.


Tommy Doyle makes Wolves move permanent

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Tommy Doyle, who is ineligible to face his parent club today, made his move to Molineux permanent this week.

The 22-year-old will join Wolves at the end of the season for £4.3 million.

Doyle was part of the England U21 side that won last year’s U21 European Championships.

The midfielder has been at City since 2009 and is the grandson of two former Manchester City players, Glyn Pardoe and Mike Doyle.

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Gary O’Neil touchline ban

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The Wolves boss will be forced to watch today’s game from the stands after receiving a one match touchline ban due to his conduct during a 2-1 defeat against West Ham in April.

O'Neil was angry after Max Kilman's 99th-minute leveller was ruled out by VAR.

He was charged with “improper and/or threatening" behaviour relating his alleged language "around the match officials' changing room", and also received an £8,000 fine.

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Guardiola says City need flawless finish

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Pep Guardiola admitted yesterday that City can’t drop a single point if they want to win an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title.

“We know we have to win and do all 12 points, otherwise it will be difficult because Arsenal are so strong, and so consistent. It’s difficult to drop points,” he said

“I would love to say what we have done in the past is going to happen this season but nobody knows.”

The Spaniard also spoke about the welcome midweek break, with City having a full week off as a result of being knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in April.

"It was good. We had days off and then three really good training sessions. We have fresh legs and minds and are ready for the game tomorrow."

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Manchester City vs Wolves score prediction

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City have won their last five Premier League matches in a row and cannot afford to drop points after Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth. Wolves should not pose too difficult a test for the reigning champions.

Manchester City to win, 4-1.

Wolves team news

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Wolves have struggled with injuries this season but will welcome the news that Pedro Neto looks set to return to Gary O’Neil’s lineup.

The Portuguese winger injured his hamstring against Fulham in March and has been kept out of Premier League action since.

Rayan Ait-Nouri is a doubt for the visitors after suffering a knock against Luton.

Craig Dawson and Leon Chiwome are out.

Tommy Doyle will not feature as he is ineligible to face his parent club.


Manchester City team news

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Manchester City have a clean bill of health ahead of tonight’s clash.

Phil Foden and Ruben Dias have both recovered from illnesses which ruled the pair out of last week’s win against Nottingham Forest.

Ederson was forced off against Forest last weekend with a shoulder problem, but should return tonight. “[It] looked worse [than it was],” Guardiola said. “He trained yesterday, he looks good.”

Premier League top scorer Erling Haaland is also fit. The striker came off the bench against Forest to score his 21st league goal of the season, having missed the previous encounter with Brighton.

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How to watch Manchester City vs Wolves

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TV channel: Manchester City vs Wolves will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Coverage starts at 5pm BST.

Live stream: Subscribers will also be able to watch on a live stream online via the SkyGo app.

Manchester City vs Wolves live

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Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of Manchester City vs Wolves in the Premier League.

Manchester City host Wolves in a crucial end of season encounter this evening. Pep Guardiola’s side must win if they are to keep speed in the final stages of the title race. Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth earlier today means City are now four points off the Gunners, albeit with two crucial games in hand.

Wolves sit comfortably in mid-table and are looking for their second consecutive league win after beating Luton last weekend.

Kick-off today is at 5:30pm BST. Stay here for live updates and all the latest team news.

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