Manchester City suffers humiliating loss to Wolves in Asia Trophy match


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English Premier League champions, Manchester City failed to beat Wolves in Saturday’s  Asia Trophy match in Shanghai.

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio did an astonishing job, saving three kicks for Wolves. The team won the exhibition tournament 3-2 on penalties.

Raheem Sterling missed a first-half penalty for City, who dominated at a full Hongkou Stadium but were blunt in attack without Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.

Both sides fielded close to their full-strength sides and Guardiola and counterpart Nuno Espirito Santo will be glad to escape without any serious injuries to their squads.

Leroy Sane, the German winger wanted by Bayern Munich, started for City and won the Sterling penalty, but otherwise had a quiet game before being substituted on the hour.

Kevin De Bruyne was Guardiola’s captain for the night – the City armband is up for grabs following the departure of talisman Vincent Kompany.

Sterling should have put City in the lead but instead blasted his 20th minute penalty over the bar to let Chinese-owned Wolves off the hook.

The England international forward, playing through the middle, then blew a golden chance from close range with only goalkeeper Patricio to beat.

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