Wolves vs Man City kick-off time, TV and live stream information

Manchester City finally get their season up and running on Monday night when they visit Wolves.

Pep Guardiola’s side missed the Premier League’s opening day as they were given an extra week because of their participation in the Champions League last month.

City fans could get their first glimpse of their side’s new signings – defender Nathan Ake and winger Ferran Torres – on Monday night.

Wolves go into the game off the back of a 2-0 win away at Sheffield United on the opening weekend, as they look to push on towards the Premier League top four.

What time is Wolves vs Man City?

Phil Foden celebrates scoring for Man City
Phil Foden will be looking to put recent controversies behind him

Man City’s trip to Wolves and Molineux is the final game on the second weekend of the Premier League season.

Kick-off is at 8.15pm, and follows on from Monday’s other Premier League game – Aston Villa vs Sheffield United – which gets underway at 6pm.

City could be six points behind one of their main rivals by the time they play on Monday, if either Liverpool or Chelsea win their battle at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Wolves vs Man City TV channel and live stream

Romain Saiss celebrates Wolves' second goal vs Sheffield United
Wolves got off to a winning start in the Premier League last weekend

Monday night Premier League games are shown on Sky Sports, and Man City’s trip to Wolves is no exception.

Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League will be showing the action from 8pm, following on from Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd, which will be broadcast on the same channels.

Fans who subscribe can stream the match through their Sky Go or Now TV apps.

Wolves vs Man City odds

Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers is challenged by Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City
Wolves did the double over Manchester City last season

Can lightning strike THREE times?

Wolves managed to upset Pep Guardiola’s men on both occasions they met last season – and are a huge 5/1 to make it a hat-trick. City, on the other hand, are 8/15 with thepools.com.

That’s showing huge faith in a side who haven’t kicked a competitive ball for a month – while Wolves have already won at one difficult venue in their opening match at Bramall Lane.

If you must back City, the 2/1 on a City win and BTTS is the more appealing option.

Odds collected from thepools.com and are subject to change.



Klopp explains anger towards Liverpool bench after Christensen red card

Jurgen Klopp attempted to play down an incident which saw him berate a member of his backroom staff for their reaction after Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen was sent off in Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

With the scores level at 0-0 heading towards the end of the first-half, Blues centre-back Christensen hauled down Sadio Mane as he ran on to a Jordan Henderson through ball.

The Dane was initially shown a yellow card by referee Paul Tierney.

But after he was advised by VAR to check the pitch-side monitor he changed it to a red, with Christensen adjudged to have denied Mane a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Jurgen Klopp was furious with the reaction of one of his staff

After the decision was changed, an unidentified member of staff in Liverpool colours reacted with joy on the bench, but were swiftly told to wind it in by Klopp.  

Klopp turned round from the touch line and shouted back at his bench: “Are you crazy? We never ever do that, OK?”’

Speaking about the incident after the game, Klopp said it was not a player who he was angry at – but refused to provide any further details.

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Liverpool got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds.

In terms of transfers the Reds have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara and Wolves’ Diogo Jota is arriving too.

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“It was not one of my subs, it was another member of staff,” he said.

“And I told him already what I thought about it and I am fine with that. But in the moment, it is not something I want to speak of.”

Andreas Christensen was given his marching orders for a tackle on Sadio Mane

Two second-half Sadio Mane goals made it two wins out of two in the Premier League for Liverpool, but Klopp singled out another of his players for praise for the way he dealt with the threat of Chelsea’s Timo Werner.

“Timo is a top player,” Klopp added. “With space [behind the defence]…there’s no tactic which can defend him when he has the ball, but Fabinho is outstanding, a really good challenger.

“Today he enjoyed it a lot. If Sadio doesn’t score two goals then a man of the match contender is Fab.”



Gary Neville responds to fan who mocked his doomed spell at Valencia

Gary Neville had a brilliant response to a fan who mocked the Manchester United legend’s disastrous managerial spell at Valencia.

The Englishman won eight Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues at Old Trafford, playing more than 600 games under Sir Alex Ferguson.

But he was not able to reflect that success as a manager, winning just 10 of his 28 games in the hot seat at Valencia four years ago.

It has seen the 45-year-old get brutally trolled on social media for his stint in La Liga.

But Neville hit back at one supporter during a Q&A session on Sunday morning who brought up the topic again by making a reference to one of his former team-mates.

Gary Neville had a brilliant response when a fan mocked his managerial spell at Valencia
Gary Neville had a brilliant response when a fan mocked his managerial spell at Valencia

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The Twitter user posted: “Gary, does your wife ever bring up Valencia.”

And he replied: “No. she thought I was a better right back than him.”

Neville was referring to Antonio Valencia, who played with the Englishman at Old Trafford for two years before his retirement.

The Ecuadorian started off on the right wing before moving to right-back in 2013 as he made nearly 350 appearances at United.

The Man United legend spent four months as manager of the La Liga side, winning just 10 of his 28 games
The Man United legend spent four months as manager of the La Liga side, winning just 10 of his 28 games

Neville was on commentary duty for Sky Sports as he watched his former side lose 3-1 to Crystal Palace in their opening game of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

And the Englishman laid into the Red Devils for not prioritising the right positions during the transfer window.

“Well I think [Zaha’s] had the beating of those two Manchester United centre-backs all day,” he said during commentary for Sky Sports.

“He’s got them exactly where he wants them. He’s just not strong enough there Lindelof. It’s a 50/50. It’s weak.

But Neville referenced his former team-mate of the same name (far right) Antonio Valencia
But Neville referenced his former team-mate of the same name (far right) Antonio Valencia

“You can talk about Jadon Sancho all you like, but until they get a centre-back in who can run and defend one-on-one, you’re never going to win a league.

“They’re not going to win the league with that centre-back pairing. They have to get a mobile, quick, dominant centre-back in alongside Lindelof or Maguire. Their defending has been better since Christmas, no doubt, but you’re talking about going up a level.”

But Neville’s comments will not see United change their transfer policy this summer.



Ed Woodward appears to have already responded to Solskjaer's transfer plea

Ed Woodward apparently shot down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer request before the Manchester United boss even made his plea.

The Red Devils have signed just one player so far this summer in £35million Holland international Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

But United looked short of quality in their opening match of the Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace, who beat them 3-1 at Old Trafford.

After the match Solskjaer admitted his side weren’t at the races and that the London club fully deserved to take three points from the match.

He added that United are on the lookout for new recruits, suggesting he is keen to improve his side before the transfer window slams shut next month.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants more players

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“You can see we are short and [Palace] deserved the points,” Solskjaer said.

“They were sharper than us in challenges, tackles. We had a long season last season and we didn’t finish until August 16 and we have not had enough preparation time to be sharper.”

He added: “Then again, we’re always, always looking to improve if there’s something out there that’s available to the right price. We always want to strengthen but I think we can all look ourselves in the mirror today instead.”

Woodward has not yet responded to Solskjaer’s plea.

Ed Woodward explained Man United’s financial situation in his programme notes

But the United chief did reference the club’s stance in regards to new signings in his programme notes, where he suggested huge sums of money won’t be made avaiable.

Woodward wrote: “Disruption from the pandemic is continuing to create huge economic pressure from the top to the bottom of the football pyramid and while we are fortunate to be in a more resilient position than most clubs, we are not immune from impact.”

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Ilkay Gundogan becomes third Man City player to test positive for Coronavirus

Manchester City have confirmed that Ilkay Gundogan has contracted Coronavirus.

In a statement, City said: ” Manchester City FC can confirm that Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Ilkay is now observing a 10-day period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine.

“Everyone at the Club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery.”

City kick off their Premier League campaign at Wolves on Monday night.

Gundogan will now observe a 10-day period of self-isolation

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Jamie Carragher identifies huge Kai Havertz problem Frank Lampard has at Chelsea

Jamie Carragher has revealed Frank Lampard’s major problem with Kai Havertz.

It comes after Chelsea lost 2-0 to Liverpool on Sunday at Stamford Bridge after a Sadio Mane double.

A relatively lifeless affair sprung into action towards the end of the first half when the Senegal striker got the other side of the Blues defender.

Christensen clumsily rugby-tackled Mane to the ground but was initially given a yellow card only for VAR to intervene and give a red.

It saw Havertz, who played up front, subbed off during the break for centre-back Fikayo Tomori.

It did not help, though, with Mane grabbing a quick double after the whistle to give Liverpool a 2-0 win.

Havertz was taken off at half-time

But worryingly Havertz had an anonymous display and Carragher believes Lampard is struggling to find a position in the team.

“I think of the problem Frank’s got is that he’s new to the job and he’s made all these changes,” he said on Sky Sports.

“It’s difficult to manage change. When you think of the great managers, Klopp hasn’t really managed to do that in some ways at Liverpool.

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Frank Lampard’s team have made wavs by signing Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva.

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“Maybe in the next year to 18 months, the team will evolve and the second team of Klopp will come. I’m not even sure Pep Guardiola has had that really in his management career.

“I looked at Chelsea last season as being a 4-3-3 team, and now and again Frank threw a three at the back in tactically in big games. He beat Jose Mourinho twice and he beat Guardiola here.

“He went to 4-2-3-1 at Brighton with Havertz on the right. Today, he played him in a false nine.

Chelsea lost 2-0 to Liverpool

“He’s obviously a quality player, there’s no doubt about that. But I’m already thinking, ‘where does Havertz play?’ even after just two games.

“He will play as Frank has paid big money for him, but where does he fit into a 4-3-3?

“He almost looks like a No 10 and we don’t see that much in football nowadays.

“He’s either going to have to be part of the front three in a wide position or he’s going to have to be part of a midfield three and be the attacking player from the midfield.

“Certainly where he played today, I don’t think that suited Chelsea.

“It may have suited him having played for Leverkusen in the false nine, but it will be a challenge working out where Chelsea are going to play all these players.”



Arsenal to appoint key new backroom staff member on recommendation of Edu

Arsenal are believed to be close to finalising a deal to bring in Brazilian medic Bruno Mazziotti, who has a close relationship with their technical director Edu Gaspar.

The Gunners’ previous head of physiotherapy, Chris Morgan, moved to Liverpool in the summer, and the club have been on the lookout for a replacement ever since.

Mazziotti has been working at PSG since 2018 but is now believed to be figuring out the terms of an exit from the French club.

And according to The Athletic he will join Arsenal as soon as his departure from PSG is finalised.

Mazziotti and Edu have worked together at both Brazilian side Corinthians and the Brazil national team, and it is thought that Edu has been keen to get his friend on board after being impressed with his work in the past.

Bruno Mazziotti has worked with the likes of Brazil star Neymar

The 42-year-old will add to the rapidly increasing Brazilian theme at Arsenal, with the likes of Edu as well as players Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes all having joined relatively recently.

Mazziotti has experience of working with some extremely high-profile players, such as Neymar, Thiago Silva and Ronaldo, and he is believed to be very highly rated by those who have been treated by him.

He allegedly had a big part to play in ensuring Neymar would be fit for the 2018 World Cup after the forward broke his metatarsal just four months before the tournament.

Edu is having a big influence at Arsenal behind the scenes

Despite it looking likely he would miss at least part of the tournament, Neymar ended up making it in time to play the opening game against Switzerland, and Mazziotti’s influence is thought to have been a big reason why he was able to return ahead of schedule.

With Arsenal having regularly suffered injuries to key players over the past few seasons, it will be intriguing to see whether Mazziotti can stem the tide of issues when he arrives.



Lucas Torreira sets Arsenal on collision course for Thomas Partey transfer talks

Arsenal are on collision course with Atletico Madrid for Thomas Partey transfer talks – thanks to midfielder Lucas Torreira.

The Uruguayan is out of favour at the Emirates and has now been identified as a top target by Diego Simeone.

Despite interest from Serie A, it is Atletico who are pushing hardest for his signature, Mundo Deportivo have claimed.

Torreira is ready to reject interest from elsewhere with his heart set on a move to the Wanda Metropolitano.

And whilst Atletico are not looking to include Torreira as a makeweight in a deal for Thomas Partey, talks involving the Ghanian are now inevitable.

The two clubs will be forced to sit around the table in order to discuss Torreira, and it is clear that Partey, Arsenal ’s top midfield target, will be discussed.

Lucas Torreira is wanted by Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are still holding out for Partey’s €50million release clause to be met and insist he will not be sold otherwise.

But that hard-line approach could hinder their negotiations for Torreira meaning finding a middle ground could become more likely.

Torreira is said to be optimistic a deal will be agreed with Atletico, and whilst the pair being involved in a joint deal is unlikely, two separate deals could be agreed.

Atletico still see a future for Partey at the club but Arsenal are set to try and force the issue as the clock ticks down to the October 5 deadline.

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Talks over Torreira would force the two clubs to discuss Arsenal target Thomas Partey

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Manager Mikel Arteta admitted after victory over West Ham that the market is still “open” regarding the possibility of adding another midfielder.

Arteta said: “No, I think they’ve been really good since I joined the club [Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos],” he said in his post-match press conference.

“Not only then but also this season, he deserved to play again today but I just wanted to rotate.

“I thought it was a game where we were going to attack the spaces and the way they defended, we wanted to create some situations with Dani there but if we can strengthen the team then we’re going to try and do that. Until the market is gone, everything is still open.”

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10 Premier League talking points as dire Man Utd falter on goal-filled weekend

Eight games acoss the Premier League on Saturday and Sunday produced goals galore.

Saturday’s early kickoff at Goodison produced seven goals at Everton beat West Brom 5-2, and things didn’t look back from there.

Leeds United claimed their first win back in the top flight, winning 4-3 against fellow new boys Fulham, before Manchester United slumped to a 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men producing a lacklustre display and being suitably punished.

Both north London clubs claimed victories, as Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1 before Spurs scored five at Southampton – Son Heung-min notching four.

Brighton score three in their win at Newcastle, while champions Liverpool had Sadio Mane to thank, as he scored twice in a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.

Leicester wrapped things up with a 4-2 win over Burnley on Sunday night ahead of Monday night’s fixture double. Ahead of that, here are 10 talking points from the weekend.

Sadio Mane and Frank Lampard, after Mane had shot down the Chelsea boss’ Blues

1. Stats life

Dominic Calvert-Lewin stole the headlines as Everton beat West Brom with the England hopeful netting a hat-trick.

Calvert-Lewin is enjoying an excellent start to the season and his tuition from Toffees legend Duncan Ferguson.

But it was James Rodriguez, the Colombian playmaker, who once more caught the eye at Goodison.

James, now 29, is giving Everton real creative edge, and is enjoying working with Carlo Ancelotti once more.

And one stat, as shown on Match of the Day, really jumped out from his latest showing: he didn’t make one high intensity sprint at all on Saturday.

There were 47 passes and 68 touches, but not a single sprint. Remarkable.

James Rodriguez celebrates his debut goal for Everton

2. Manchester United’s defence must improve

If Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire are going to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice pairing and stay there, then they need to improve fast.

Because this was awful. Absolutely awful. From both.

Forget the penalty given against Lindelof. Just disregard it.

The rest of the game, the pair of them were all over the place.

Positioning was dire at various points from both – Maguire was lazy in not covering space on the first goal – they struggled for speed against both Jordan Ayew and Zaha, but continued to put themselves in foot races with the Palace front two.

Their passing out from the back was largely sloppy, and neither was particularly commanding in the air nor in the tackle – witness Lindelof on the third goal.

United have every right to expect better.

A nightmare day

3. Zaha finally makes his mark at Old Trafford

Wilfried Zaha made just four appearances for Manchester United and failed to make his mark at Old Trafford.

On his return this time, he both started up front and wore the captain’s armband for the Eagles.

And he duly put in a match-winning performance.

His penalty was taken with aplomb, his second was fired hard and low and into the bottom corner but more than just his goals he was outstanding.

Not restrained to the left side, he worked all along the line, used his skill and speed to terrorise the United defence, but also showed intelligence to bring others into play and strength to hold possession and get his side up the field.

An excellent all-round display.

Zaha caused United all kinds of problems

4. Leeds Klich into gear

One thing is for certain this season: Leeds United are going to be fun.

Two games down and two 4-3 thrillers for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who this week were on the right side of the scoreline against fellow new boys Fulham.

At the heart of the action was all-action Polish midfielder Mateusz Klich.

After a wonderful strike at Anfield on week one, he followed it up with a coolly-taken penalty at Elland Road, before an outstanding pivot and through pass teed up Patrick Bamford.

Hard-working and creative, he epitomises the style of Bielsa’s side.

Mateusz Klich celebrates scoring from the spot

5. Lacazette hits 50

Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this transfer window, but he reaffirmed his value by scoring the opening goal for the second game in a row.

The headed effort was also a personal landmark for the 29-year-old, who scored his 50th goal in his 129th game for Arsenal.

Though Arteta is forced to play Aubameyang in a wide position if he fields Lacazette, the pair – who are great friends off the pitch – have a telepathic connection when they line up together.

After finding the back of the net just 12 times in 39 games last season, Lacazette insisted he is “happy” in north London after the win over Fulham.

Given the way he’s started the season, the Frenchman certainly seems to have a spring in his step.

50 now for the Gunners for Alexandre Lacazette

6. Clinical Son makes light of Alli absence

Pre-game, Dele Alli’s absence from Spurs travelling party at Southampton made the headlines.

At half-time, after a first-half in which they’d fallen behind, and were perhaps a little fortunate to be level at 1-1, Jose Mourinho may well have been anticipating plenty of questions on the subject.

But a second half blitz, led by Son Heung-min – ably assisted by Harry Kane – put paid to that.

Son is a superstar in South Korea, something that doesn’t entirely sit well with him given he prefers to let his feet do the talking.

And he did precisely that at St Mary’s, with his magnificent movement and clinical finishing simply too much for Southampton’s high defensive line.

After an iffy opening two matches – losing to Everton, coming from behind to win in Bulgaria – Son’s tour de force was precisely what Jose Mourinho needed.

Son made his mark at St Mary’s

7. White shines

It’s easy to see precisely why Brighton rebuffed Leeds time and again over the summer as they pursued Ben White.

After shining on loan at Elland Road last term, he’s now back on the south coast and part of Graham Potter’s first team plans.

After the 3-0 win over Newcastle, much of the focus will rightly be on Brighton’s creative attacking play – which really put their hosts lacklustre attacking efforts to shame.

But White deserves credit after an immaculate display, where he coped with the physical threats of Andy Carroll and Callum Wilson, while also showcasing his ball-playing ability.

White shone in the Seagulls 3-0 win

8. How long left for Dyche?

Burnley kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 4-2 loss at Leicester.

Another good win for the Foxes, who are now two wins from two in the next campaign.

Burnley toiled manfully throughout and played some decent stuff at times – but you do get the feeling that Sean Dyche’s tenure is heading towards its end.

Relations between Dyche and chairman Mike Garlick are strained, and Dyche has been unhappy with a lack of backing throughout the summer – only third choice ‘keeper Will Norris has arrived.

The Clarets pitched up at Leicester with a depleted squad minus a host of regulars, including James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes.

“I have no knowledge that we are on the cusp of anything so therefore we work with what we have got.”

Garlick needs to give him something before the window closes.

How long left for Dyche?

9. Mane’s improvement

Since joining Liverpool from Southampton back in 2016 Mane has continued to improve season after season after season.

His work-rate is unmeasured, and he simply never switches off deciphering how he can / what he can do to give Liverpool an advantage.

Sunday’s match was drab in the first half with Liverpool – who aren’t quite as intense as they were last season – feeling out this new look Chelsea team.

And it was Mane who gave the fixture a much-needed shot of adrenaline, forcing Christensen to make an ultimately wrong decision.

After his trickery saw Chelsea reduced to 10 men, Mane took the game to the Blues in the second half with two great goals.

The first a powerful header after he intelligently found space in the box, and the second the result of his, as aforementioned, unmeasured work-rate.

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10. Kepa buckles… again

He’s the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the sport, but put plainly, Kepa is just not good enough.

The Chelsea defence seem acutely aware the shot-stopper has a mistake in his locker every game, and there’s a noticeable nervousness at the back.

On Sunday the keeper was put under a little pressure and buckled.

He was out of position when Christensen was dismissed, and his attempted pass out – intercepted by Mane for the second goal – showed how short of confidence he is; the idea wasn’t dreadful, the execution however showed a man very much struggling at present.

Comparing him to Liverpool’s keeper Alisson – who kept out a penalty at the other end – and it’s like chalk and cheese.

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The transfer window remains open for two more weeks, and calls for Manchester United to strengthen further have intensified following their 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

New boy Donny van de Beek scored for the Red Devils, but the loss saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admit they need fresh blood, and Luke Shaw lead calls to Ed Woodward for reinforcements.

That came as Tottenham sealed two transfers, with players who had both been linked to United.

Sergio Reguilon, the Spain international left-back, and Gareth Bale both sealed moves to Spurs from Real Madrid – having been spoken about previously by United chiefs.

Dele Alli could leave Spurs, with PSG circling after he was again left out at Southampton.

Liverpool too were active, landing world class midfield operator Thiago Alcantara before shocking fans with the swift acquisition of Diogo Jota from Wolves.

Now a number of players’ futures are uncertain, with a stacked midfield and frontline.

Elsewhere, Chelsea are closing in on a new goalkeeper – and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s latest error will only have persuaded them that they are right to do so.

Wolves are closing in on Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo, while Arsenal continue to push for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar – the question is whether they can get funds together to get a deal over the line.

There promises to be plenty more deals being done this week and we’ll keep you up to date as they come in.

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