Man City vs Wolves
Wolves Won 2-0 VS Manchester City
Manchester City played host to Wolves on Sunday afternoon.
After Liverpool bagged an injury-time winner vs Leicester on Saturday Man City started the day eight points off top spot.
As for Wolves, they began the day in 15th place with just seven points.
However, they could move as high as 11th with a win over Pep Guardiola’s men.
Wolves have also had to play a Europa League game on Thursday, giving them two days less rest than City who took on Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers at American Express Community Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) Why Mendy missed out
Ahead of the Wolves clash, Man City released their starting line-up around an hour before kick-off.
The starting eleven was pretty standard from the Citizens, except at the left-back spot.
Here’s how we line-up for #MCIWOL…
XI | Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, D Silva (C), Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero.
SUBS | Bravo, G Jesus, Zinchenko, Angelino, Bernardo, Foden, E Garcia.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 6, 2019
It would be Joao Cancelo who looked to be starting on the left-hand side of the City defence.
Oleksandr Zinchenko was on the bench but Benjamin Mendy was completely omitted from the matchday squad.
Despite being at Man City for over two years, a spate of injury troubles has meant Mendy has featured just 27 times for City’s first-team.
And it is another injury that kept the former Monaco man out of Sunday’s game as well.
Man City explained via their official website that Mendy has a hamstring problem but he is expected to return to action after the upcoming international break:
Benjamin Mendy was unavailable for today’s Premier League home game with Wolves after sustaining an injury to his left hamstring. The French full-back is expected to return to action following the international break which follows today’s fixture.