Wolverhampton Wanderers scored twice against the Premier League champions in a superb result for Nuno Espirito Santo and the Molineux side – as well as Liverpool.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he “didn’t expect” Wolverhampton Wanderers to beat Manchester City at the weekend, a result which helped the Reds edge eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table (Sky Sports News).

Wolves had initially struggled to find their feet on the league front this season, failing to get a win from their first six games in the competition, and even though they went into the Etihad Stadium game on the back of three wins in all competitions, it seemed a tall order to get a result at the home of the reigning champions.

However, that is exactly what Nuno Espirito Santo’s charges did on Sunday, keeping the Man City attack at bay whilst striking twice late on at the other end, courtesy of the impressive Adama Traore, who had been moved into attack by the Molineux boss in the latter stages of the game.


“I didn’t expect that, of course,” the £180,000-per-week (Spotrac) Liverpool and Netherlands ace told Sky Sports News.

“I think everyone expected a difficult game for City, but when City are at home it never really happens that they don’t score at least one goal. It was a great performance from Wolves and you have to give credit to them. But (City) will try and bounce back from it.”

Wolves now boast a three-game unbeaten streak in the league and sit 11th in the standings upon the halt in club proceedings due to the international break, and will host Southampton at Molineux on Saturday 19 October when the domestic programme resumes.

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