Saturday’s Premier League fixture between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City had as many twists and turns as a one-year-old piggy’s tail.
Match official Martin Atkinson left fans with several talking points but, would there have been as many if England’s top division had introduced VAR (Video Assistant Referee) from the beginning of the season.
Make no mistake; VAR is just a stone’s throw away. Its just a pity those in charge of the Premier League hadn’t the bottle to have the system operational from day one.
Wolves 1-1 Man City Match Stats
Written by: Johnny Baguette
THAT’s ENTERTAINMENT: Premier League history serves to remind us that late summer is never an easy time to take on a newly promoted side, especially in their backyard. And so it proved to be the case at a rowdy Molineux where Pep Guardiola’s Centurions were left to rue a combination of profligacy, an inspired Rui Patricio, shabby defending and worldwide renowned poor English refereeing.
Check out the match stats and the author’s thoughts HERE.
Written by: Pedmachine
The Premier League weekend commenced with the clash of the Titans from last season. That Manchester City produced football from a new world is well documented. At the same time, Wolverhampton Wanderers were securing their return to the Premier League doing likewise in the Championship.
Check out the author’s full match report HERE.
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Esteemed Kompany provides his match report.
Pep Guardiola responds to Wolves ‘handball’ goal!
“It was a good game. Too many counter-attacks, but we missed simple passes, and when that happens it is impossible to avoid it. We had chances with the players we had, and it was a good point.
“Of course, Wolves deserve compliments. It’s none of my business [whether Boly’s goal should bring in VAR]. The Premier League will decide, and when they decide VAR will be here. When I spoke to the referee, I was just making a compliment about their job.”
Wolves boss Nuno
“The players deserve credit. The way they worked and prepared themselves, we knew it would be tough, but we worked for it, played the way and style and shape we believe, and individually we were fantastic.”
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