Guardiola admits Man City must ‘improve defensively’ after Wolves draw

Manchester City gave their rivals a glimmer of hope today as the reigning Premier League Champions could only draw 1-1 away to newly promoted Wolves at Molineux.

Wolves took a controversial lead early in the second-half when Willy Boly handled the ball over the line from an excellent Joao Moutinho cross, although it must be said that the hosts perhaps deserved this slice of luck due to the brave tactical approach they employed against Guardiola’s side.

City centre-back Aymeric Laporte equalised just over 10 minutes later with a powerful header from an Ilkay Gundogan free-kick.

Most observers expected Man City to push on and win the game thereafter, but Wolves more than held their own and created the better chances in the final period of the game.

Speaking to the media after the game City manager Guardiola admitted that his side will have to improve defensively after Wolves caused them so many problems on the counter-attack.

“It was a good game. We conceded too many counter-attacks. We missed simple passes. We created enough chances to win the game but it is a good point,’’ Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“We play at the same level as we did last season. People can imagine how difficult it is to play against a good team with nine players behind. We tried but we will improve because defensively we were not solid like we normally are.

“Every game we play, we learn for the next one.”

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