PL: Laporte’s goal denies Wolves first PL win

PL: Laporte’s goal denies Wolves first PL win

Aymeric Laporte scored his first goal in the colours of Manchester City, as the defending champions survived a scare from Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux.

Laporte’s goal earned the Cityzens a come from behind 1-1 draw against the newly promoted side.

A spirited first half performance from Wolves ensured the game remained goalless at the break, though City came close twice.

A Raheem Sterling long range effort was superbly saved from goalkeeper. Rui Patricio but but before Kun Aguero had hit the woodwork.

But after the break, it was the home side who broke the deadlock just before the hour mark.

Willy Boly’s attempt of a header sailed past Ederson from close range off a lovely free kick by João Moutinho to put Wolves 1-0 ahead.

However, their lead lasted just 12 minutes when Laporte headed City’s equaliser from close range also from a free kick.

Pep Guardiola’s side piled on the pressure thereafter, coming close to the winner when Aguero hit the bar once again, this time through a free kick which rattled the Wolves crossbar.

The result means was the Premier League champions drop points on the road for the first time since February 3.

City remain at the top of the log on seven points, while Wolves move to 13th on two points.

Next up for the two teams, City are back at the Etihad where they host Newcastle United, while Wolves are away at Westham United.

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