Manchester City held by Wolves, Arsenal end Unai Emery’s wait for a win


Pack of Wolves: Willy Boly celebrates a controversial opening goal against Manchester City

London, August 25: Manchester City offered hope to the chasing pack that the Premier League champions won’t be the same unstoppable force as last season in a 1-1 draw at Wolves on Saturday, while Arsenal ended their wait for a victory under new boss Unai Emery.
Everton’s flying start to their new era under Marco Silva also stumbled as they threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Bournemouth and saw £50 million record signing Richarlison sent off.
City looked in ominous form to start the campaign in cruising to victory against Arsenal at the Emirates and thrashing Huddersfield 6-1 last weekend.
But a mixture of an inspired performance from newly-promoted Wolves and some misfortune for City means Liverpool can move two points ahead of their title rivals with victory at home to Brighton later on Saturday.
Wolves opened the scoring in highly controversial circumstances when Willy Boly turned Joao Moutinho’s cross into the net with his arm.
City responded via an unexpected source 21 minutes from time when Aymeric Laporte’s towering header registered his first goal for the club.
Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero struck the woodwork for the visitors before the break and Aguero was denied again by the crossbar with virtually the last kick of the game from a fiercely dipping free-kick.
However, City boss Pep Guardiola insisted he had no regrets and even claimed it had been a “good point” for his side. (AFP)