Gabriel Jesus ensures Manchester City start with a win despite Wolves rally

On a gripping night, Manchester City produced a performance of two distinct and telling halves: an imperious passing-machine in the first, City were run thrillingly close in the second by a Wolves team that attacked its weak point on the left flank to great effect. It took some poor Wolves finishing for City to see out a 3-1 win in their first game of the Premier League season.

Wolves were close to full strength. City came here depleted, missing their outstanding cutting edge in Sergio Agüero, and with Riyadh Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte and Ilkay Gündogan all in various stages of Covid-19 recovery.

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