No panic from Pep after City drop points

Dean Simpson
August 27, 2018

Despite his criticism of the referee, Gundogan is no supporter of VAR, which Premier League clubs voted against introducing this season back in April.

With John Stones left on the substitutes' bench, there were signs that Kompany's lack of pace and Laporte's lack of experience could be exposed, although the young Frenchman looked like a seasoned Premier League campaigner when he thundered home the header to give his side a point. "And I think for the Premier League it's good".

"The amount of chances that we created, that tells us we could do more, should improve and try to win the game".

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GETTY Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has criticised Simon Mignolet for his comments about Loris Karius

Liverpool took advantage of an early-season slip-up by Manchester City in a 1-1 draw at Wolves to move top of the Premier League as Mohamed Salah's victor saw off Brighton at Anfield yesterday.

Southampton's hard start continued with Harry Maguire's stoppage-time victor seeing Leicester City earn a 2-1 comeback win, a victory that will have brought much pleasure to visiting manager Claude Puel on his return to his former club.

As expected, the visitors dominated the possession stats and bombarded Wolves' goal and were on the verge of opening the floodgates on a number of occasions, but somehow Aymeric Laporte's strike was the only time they found the back of the net.

City's last game was their 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield, a scoreline that flattered David Wagner's side.

City struck the frame of the Wolves goal three times, including once with the help of a fabulous save from goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Ninety minutes that saw City fail to display their ruthless attacking best resulted in them having to settle for a 1-1 draw against Nuno Espírito Santo's men. We've seen many different systems, many different types of approach, and I've been waiting for a different type of play. "It's the way we play football".

"This week we tried to do a lot of messages about strength and tactics because when there will be three games a week we will not have time to do that".

Wolves upped their game and again defended stoutly while continuing to cause City problems going the other way, eventually holding on to secure a much-deserved 1-1 draw.

"We need to continue working to not concede many chances".

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