Wolves 0-3 Man City LIVE! Haaland, Grealish, Foden goals - Premier League result, match stream, latest updates

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Wolves 0-3 Man City LIVE! Haaland, Grealish, Foden goals - Premier League result, match stream, latest updates

Wolves vs Manchester City - LIVE!

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League in convincing fashion as Wolves were brushed aside at Molineux. In truth, City never looked like losing against a team who have mustered just three goals this season. Arsenal can retake top spot with a victory away at Brentford on Sunday.

Jack Grealish’s first-minute opener set the tone for a much-improved display from the £100million man, with Erling Haaland getting his now customary goal soon after. Nathan Collings was sent off before half-time for an appalling high-foot challenge on Grealish, but Wolves did rally somewhat after the break despite the man advantage.

Phil Foden wrapped up the result minutes later, Kevin De Bruyne getting his second assist of the game in the process, to send another marker to their rivals with a compounding victory over what was the league’s best defence. Relive the game below with Standard Sport’s dedicated blog.

Wolves vs Man City highlights

  • GOAL! Foden wrap it up

  • RED CARD! Collings sent off in first half

  • GOAL! Grealish after 55 seconds

  • GOAL! Haaland from outside the area

  • Score prediction: Away win

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0 - 3 Manchester City FC

Thanks for joining us!

15:31 , Marc Mayo

A 3-0 win for Man City at Wolves put them top of the table.

Head over to our coverage of Tottenham vs Leicester for an evening slice of the action.

And you can recap the game at Molineux here!

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How City wrapped up the win

15:21 , Marc Mayo

Grealish agrees with critics

14:51 , Alex Young

Manchester City's Jack Grealish says recent criticism of his performances was justified as he went some way to change minds with a starring role in victory over Wolves.

Grealish has endured a sluggish, injury-hit start to the season but came racing out of the traps at Molineux to score after just 55 seconds.

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden wrapped up the victory against a Wolves side who saw Nathan Collins sent off in the first half, and Grealish's relief at a much-improved performance was after the game clear.

"It’s been a long time coming," Grealish said of his goal. "I think it was the West Ham game at the back end of last season [when I last scored]. It was nice to get off the mark for this season and to do it so early and get the three points.

Read more here!

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Full-time

14:22 , Alex Young

94min: That’s your lot!

14:20 , Alex Young

91min: Three minutes added on.

14:19 , Alex Young

90min: Haaland is fuming at Palmer for not crossing the ball quick enough. He wants a second goal.

Palmer takes it on the chin.

14:16 , Alex Young

85min: Wolves fans are still baying for blood as the game winds down. They have been very vocal today, with Grealish (who isn’t even on their pitch anymore) the target of much of their ire.

14:10 , Alex Young

81min: A fifth change for City, who replace Rodri with Gomez.

Haaland stays on for the full 90, then.

14:09 , Alex Young

78min: Grealish is replaced by Palmer.

A much better shift from Grealish, who is booed off. He needed that (the performance, not the boos).

14:05 , Alex Young

76min: Almost a fourth for City as Grealish spots the run of Mahrez, the Wolves defence is static but Sa *just* gets there first.

14:02 , Alex Young

72min: Triple change for City as Mahrez, Alvarez and Gundogan are on.

Foden, De Bruyne and Bernardo make way.

14:00 , Alex Young

70min: Applause around the ground to mark 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

Players also partake, pausing play briefly.

GOAL!

13:58 , Alex Young

69min: Game, set and match! Foden tucks home De Bruyne's pass.

13:55 , Alex Young

66min: Matheus and Neves are both booked for rash challenges within seconds of each other. Tempers are rising.

13:54 , Alex Young

65min: Wolves want a penalty for a possible handball by Dias, but replays how that there's nothing doing.

13:52 , Alex Young

63min: Rodri has a pop from distance, which is not troubling Sa. Wolves showing all the urgency so far.

CHANCE!

13:49 , Alex Young

60min: Guedes had the goal gaping but his first-team shot is mistimed and rolls harmlessly away.

13:47 , Alex Young

57min: A poor pass by Sa is almost intercepted by Bernardo, but the forward cannot get enough of a touch on the ball to find Haaland.

More goals in this, for sure.

13:44 , Alex Young

54min: A little bit more confidence from Wolves, but they are just toothless up top.

City break and look certain to add to their tally when De Bruyne is released down the right, but his pass to Foden is behind the player when Haaland was the better option.

13:40 , Alex Young

50min: A slow start to the second half, though City are bossing things.

Second half

13:36 , Alex Young

Back underway. No changes.

13:26 , Alex Young

Grealish and Haaland goals, and a Collins red card, have the champions strolling.

I feared this game could be a bit of damp squib. Not true.

Half-time

13:20 , Alex Young

49min: Haaland almost in just before the whistle, but Kilman clears.

And that’s your lot for the first half. Plenty going on.

13:16 , Alex Young

45min: Three minutes added on.

13:14 , Alex Young

42min: The pace has dropped after that red card as half-time approaches.

13:09 , Alex Young

39min: Grealish now getting booed by Wolves fans for being kicked studs-first in the sternum.

RED CARD!

13:06 , Alex Young

36min: Grealish is up after treatment, and is getting booed for his troubles.

RED CARD

13:04 , Alex Young

33min: Nathan Collins sent off for high challenge on Jack Grealish. That looks very dangerous and Grealish is in some pain.

13:01 , Alex Young

30min: Haaland is purring and looks like he’s having plenty of fun out there. Worrying signs for Wolves.

12:59 , Alex Young

27min: Some fantastic defending from Dias releases Grealish down the left. He takes on one defender and wins a throw in which Haaland looks to work an angle from but is crowded out.

12:53 , Alex Young

22min: Up the other end, Neto thinks he’s won a penalty after being fouled Akjani, but the referee isn’t having it and instead books the forward for picking up the ball.

12:52 , Alex Young

21min: Haaland looks to turn provider with a fierce cross towards Foden in the centre, but Sa claims.

GOAL!

12:48 , Alex Young

17min: Haaland gets his goal, and the way this game is going he'll likely get more.

His first from outside the area.

12:44 , Alex Young

14min: Moutinho hits the wall.

12:44 , Alex Young

13min: Rodri booked for pulling Nunes back on edge of the area. Free kick country.

12:43 , Alex Young

10min: It’s been a decent response from Wolves, in fairness. They’re enjoying plenty of possession, passing it around in midfield, but haven’t yet able to test Ederson.

12:37 , Alex Young

5min: Almost a second for City as they break through De Bruyne, who feeds Foden on the right but the subsequent low drive across goal towards Haaland is cut out.

Rodri has the ball in the net from the corner but he’s fouled Sa in the process.

GOAL!

12:34 , Alex Young

2min: Well, that was quick!

Grealish scores after a minute! De Bruyne whips in the cross and Grealish pokes the ball home from six yards.

Kick-off!

12:31 , Alex Young

We’re up and running here.

12:28 , Alex Young

An impeccably observed minute’s silence, in honour of The Queen, followed by a rousing rendition of ‘God Save The King’.

12:25 , Alex Young

Here come the teams. We're minutes away.

Akanji to BT Sport

12:23 , Alex Young

The new signing is settling in well. He starts this afternoon.

The guys made it easy for me, they’re all kind and help me find new things. I feel really comfortable here. The quality is a lot higher, so the intensity in training. I’m trying to get better every I’m improving every day.

Haaland wins monthly prize

12:18 , Alex Young

Erling Haaland has been named Player of the Month for August after his brilliant start to his career in England.

The 22-year-old bagged a brace on his league debut against West Ham and scored once at Newcastle United before hitting consecutive hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest as City won four of their opening five games.

According to Opta, only former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has scored more goals in a single month in the Premier League, with 10 goals in December 2013.

"I am delighted to win this award for the first time, it was an incredible start of the season for the team and I am grateful to everyone who voted," Haaland said in a statement.

"We all wanted to hit the ground running this season, so winning four games out of five was a great start for us in what is the most challenging competition in the world. I am happy to have played my part by scoring goals.

"Hopefully, I can continue to support the team ... and carry on our strong start to the season."

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Phillips out again

12:07 , Alex Young

Kalvin Phillips has played 13 competitive minutes for Manchester City since his £45million move from Leeds.

He did play 57minutes in the charity friendly against Barcelona, after the season had started, but that is a concerning return heading into the first international break.

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Team news

11:52 , Alex Young

Jack Grealish starts today, in a show of faith from Pep Guardiola.

The player did not impress in midweek but starts alongside Erling Haaland and Phil Foden.

Kyle Walker makes the bench after missing the last two games, but Aymeric Laporte remains out. Kalvin Phillips is also absent as he is "not fully fit."

There is no Diego Costa for Wolves, which isn't a surprise as he hasn't played this calendar year.

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Wolves XI

11:34 , Alex Young

No Diego Costa for the hosts.

Man City XI

11:32 , Alex Young

Jack Grealish starts, with Kyle Walker on the bench.

Pep defends Grealish

11:24 , Alex Young

Pep Guardiola has defended Jack Grealish after a sluggish start to the season.

Manchester City's £100million man has had an injury-hit campaign so far and was again not at his best in the win over Borussia Dortmund.

"Last game [Dortmund] in the final third, he was the only one who made aggressive runs, but at the moment he didn’t have his mates in the box, we left him isolated, the others should have been there to help,” Guardiola explains.

“With the ball, we didn’t make any movements to help him. I know him and I'm more than happy and delighted with what he’s doing, [but he] needs to get momentum."

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How Haaland stacks up

10:59 , Alex Young

Haaland has equalled Micky Quinn's record as the quickest to 10 Premier League goals, having beaten Quinn and former City star Sergio Aguero with a record nine in his first five games.

He scored twice on his league debut against West Ham and, though he drew a blank against Bournemouth, he was back on the scoresheet in the thrilling 3-3 comeback draw with Newcastle.

Another fightback to beat Palace was sparked by a Haaland hat-trick and he became only the sixth man with back-to-back Premier League hat-tricks as City strolled to a 6-0 win over Nottingham Forest, before scoring again at Aston Villa.

His start is eerily reminiscent of Aguero when he arrived in Manchester in 2011. The Argentinian also opened with a brace, against Swansea, followed by a scoreless outing at Bolton, a single goal against Tottenham and a hat-trick against Wigan.

He scored both City goals in a draw with Fulham in his fifth appearance - the first point at which Haaland improved on his record. Aguero then took three games to add to his tally and went on to score 23 league goals that season.

Quinn scored eight in Coventry's first five games in the inaugural Premier League season in 1992-93. He netted twice in defeat to Manchester City, scored in draws with Sheffield United and Ipswich and added further braces against Southampton and Liverpool - and then against Villa to make it 10 in six.

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Who can stop Haaland?

10:49 , Alex Young

Erling Haaland has made fools of anyone who dared question whether he would need time to settle into the Premier League, with a stunning start to the season.

The Norway striker has bagged 10 goals in his six games and will be looking to add to that tally against Wolves today.

Only Bournemouth have failed to stop Haaland scoring in the league this season, so Wolves will have their work cut out. Although Bruno Lage's men have conceded fewer goals than any other side in the league so far - four - their mettle will be severely tested by this City side, who have already bagged 20.

Score prediction.

10:38 , Alex Young

Having run out 4-1 winners at Wolves only months ago, City look a safe bet for a victory.

Kevin de Bruyne scored a hat-trick that day and, despite Wolves’ frugal defence, you can’t rule out another treble today given Erling Haaland’s form.

He already has 10 goals to his name, and Wolves will have to be at their best to keep him out today.

Man City to win 3-1.

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Walker could return

10:27 , Alex Young

Manchester City could welcome Kyle Walker back today after the right-back missed the last two games with a knock, but Ayermic Laporte remains out.

Laporte, who hasn't featured this season following knee surgery, is back in training.

Guardiola said: "Kyle is getting better, but I am not sure if he is ready. We will see [on Friday] afternoon. Kalvin Phillips is a little better."

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Costa off the bench?

10:17 , Alex Young

Wolves will definitely be without Raul Jimenez this afternoon, but new signing Diego Costa could feature.

The striker hasn't recovered from a groin injury but the former Chelsea frontman may come off the bench despite not playing competitively since 2021.

The 33-year-old Costa, well known in England, had said he needed "two to three weeks to get back in shape" but Wolves boss Bruno Lage said "let's see" when asked if Costa would play today.

How to watch

10:05 , Alex Young

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game on either the BT Sport app or website.

We’re back

09:56 , Alex Young

After a weekend off, due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Premier League football last night returned with two games.

Aston Villa beat Southampton as Fulham came from behind against Nottingham Forest to head back to London with three points.

Today, we start at Molineux, with kick-off at 12.30pm.

Good morning

09:53 , Alex Young

Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Wolves and Manchester City.

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