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Manchester City, Liverpool Taste First League Defeat Of The Season

English defending Champions Manchester City and Liverpool have succumbed to their first Premier League loss of the season to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur respectively.

Pep Guardiola’s side was on a 100 percent record heading towards the game at the Molineux after winning all six Premier League games. However, their invisibility was put to an end after losing by two goals to one to the home side Wolves. A result that was shocking to the entire football world judging by the quality of the Cityzens.

Manchester City were without the guidance of their Gaffer, Pep Guardiola who served a one-match touchline ban after receiving his third yellow card of the season at the Carabao Cup loss to Newcastle United. The situation looked like a slim advantage to the Wolves which they eventually capitalized on by securing all three points.

Wolves took a surprising lead against the run of play in the 13th minute after Ruben Dias unfortunately diverted Pedro Neto’s cross into his net. City found it difficult to create a decent opportunity after conceding that goal, but the disjointed nature of the Champions and resilient efforts from the home side ensured the Wolves lead at the interval despite having no shot on target.

However, Manchester City finally got even after Julian Alvarez pounced on a clear opportunity and slotted the ball into the top corner of the net. Although it was expected for that goal to swing the momentum to City’s side, it was Wolves who responded. Hwang Hee Chan converted smartly from Mattheus Cunha’s pass to restore their lead in the 66th minute.

Wolves held on and repelled Manchester City’s attack to end the Champions’ winning run of the season. Manchester City have now lost two consecutive games following the earlier loss to Newcastle in the Carabao Cup.

Nine-Man Liverpool suffered a similar fate by losing two goals to one to a much improved and promising Tottenham Hotspur side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, just at the last minute of the game. The match was seen as a highly controversial one due to some decisions taken by the match officials.

Cody Gakpo and Andy Robertson were both denied early in the first half by Spurs goalkeeper Vicario, who saved both efforts and kept the game goalless. The game took a little altering after Curtis Jones was shown a red for a dangerous tackle on Yves Bissouma in the 26th minute after the referee Simon Hopper consulted the VAR pitchside monitor.

Surprisingly, the one-man disadvantage did not in any way deter the Reds who scored eight minutes later but was ruled out for offside. A decision that many fans and football pundits believed to be a wrong one. Spurs went on to take the lead through Heumg-Min Son who scored from a received pass from Richardson. Liverpool however, managed to get the equalizer through Cody Gakpo just before the halftime whistle to put the game even after the first 45 minutes.

With 20 minutes to go, Diogo Jota was shown a second yellow card and Liverpool was down to 9 men for the remaining part of the encounter. Despite the resilient efforts from Liverpool, Spurs snatched the victory at the last minute when Matip put the ball into his own goal to hand Spurs all three points.

Spurs and Arsenal are the only two teams yet to be defeated in the Premier League this season. The victory for Spurs has also moved them to just a point behind the defending Champions, Manchester City.

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