Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admitted he was happy with a point after the reigning Premier League Champions drew 1-1 with newly promoted Wolves at Molineux earlier today.
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.
Despite his side going into this game having won a whopping 40 of their last 48 Premier League games, Guardiola revealed that he could have no complaints that City did not collect all three points.
“It was a very good point. We created chances but their keeper made saves, so today we draw. We knew how good they were this season.’’ Guardiola told the BBC.
“No complaints. We were in the second half four, five, six times in attack, but it’s always complicated. We created a lot, that’s why it’s good.
“In the first half Aguero hit the post, sometimes it goes in, sometimes not. It’s just we were not solid defensively today. That is why we conceded a few chances to them but in general the game, considering the quality of the opponent, was good. We have to give credit.
“Since I arrived three seasons ago we knew how complicated it is and everything, the team was ready especially when we conceded our first goal, the reaction was good. They are fast, strong, good midfield players, I am really surprised how good we played in our build-up but in the end we could not convert.”