By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games
Manchester City suffered their second league defeat in a row as Wolves fought back from a goal down to claim a 2-1 victory at Molineux.
Following his impressive display against Arsenal, Micah once again lined up on the right of City’s defeat, while Mario Balotelli returned to the fold for Roberto Mancini’s men.
And the Italian went close early on as James Milner whipped in a cross and the striker made a solid connection only for the ball to fly wide, and a subsequent drive from 25-yards also missed its target.
With Balotelli in the midst of everything that happened, it was Vincent Kompany who went closest as his header flew goal-wards only to be cleared off the line, but the travelling city fans were in full voice minutes later as their team grabbed the lead.
Silva was brought down in the box after a fine pass by Jerome Boateng, and Emmanuel Adebayor stepped up to slot the ball home and make it 1-0.
Wolves almost hit back immediately when David Edwards’ header flew towards goal, but the in-form Joe Hart managed to scarper across his line and tip the ball over, and from the following corner Edwards again connected with the ball only for his effort to rebound off the post.
However, City were on the rocks and Nenad Milijas finally found a way through. A cross from the left picked the Serbia midfielder was unmarked to head home and level proceedings.
Mancini may have been hoping for a more composed display after the interval but the momentum was with the hosts, and the sides had only been back out for 12 minutes when Wolves grabbed the lead.
A rebounded clearance found its way to Edwards and the Wolves man slotted the ball home to make it 2-1 and kick off the panic amongst the City bench.
Inevitably the calls for the introduction of Adam Johnson grew and when the Middlesbrough winger was added to the game, his pace and skill kept the Wolves defence occupied.
However, by then the City forwards looked too tired and were unable to capitalise on the space in Wolves’ defence, and the hosts held out for a well-earned win that will raise new questions about City’s title credentials.
Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Foley, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Edwards, Henry, Milijas, Jarvis, Doyle, Hunt. Subs: Hennessey, Van Damme, Elokobi, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Mancienne, Mouyokolo.
Man City: Hart, Richards, Toure, Kompany, Boateng, Milner, Toure Yaya, Barry, Adebayor, Balotelli, Silva. Subs: Given, Zabaleta, Wright-Phillips, Adam Johnson, Lescott, Vieira, Jo.