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Wolves vs Man City LIVE score and goal updates with goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden

Manchester City get their Premier League season underway at Molineux where they take on Wolves.

Manchester City are without a number of key players when they begin their Premier League campaign at Wolves tonight.

Striker Sergio Aguero is definitely out as he continues to recover from knee surgery, while City confirmed that midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is in self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19. Aymeric Laporte, who has also been isolating in the last fortnight, misses out too.

Those absentees pave the way for new signings Nathan Ake to make his debuts for City tonight, against a Wolves side who did the double over the Blues last season, as well as taking a point from Pep Guardiola's men at Molineux the year before. John Stones is recalled to p[artner the new boy in central defence.

Ferran Torres is among the substitutes, as are youngsters Liam Delap, Tommy Doyle and Adrian Bernabe.

Wolves won their opening match of the season last weekend, but lost in the Carabao Cup to Championship side Stoke, and have lost key man Diogo Jota to Liverpool this week.

City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Ake, Mendy, Rodrigo, Fernandinho (c), De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling, Jesus.

Subs: Steffen, Torres, Mahrez, Otamendi, Delap, Doyle, Bernabe

Follow below for build-up, live match updates and post-game reaction from Molineux.

45' - Wolves 0-2 CityJoe Bray

Back underway

Off we go again.

21:17Joe Bray

City on way to Premier League record

If City see out this victory, they will become the first Premier League side to win ten consecutive opening fixtures.

But they were two up at Wolves last season, so will need to be professional to see this one out.

21:12Joe Bray

Lots to enjoy

21:05Stuart Brennan

Half time ratings

Ederson - A spectator. 6

Walker - Working well with Stones. 7

Stones - Sharp, savvy and dominant. 8

Ake - Settled in superbly. 7

Mendy - Secured the left flank. 7

Rodri - Nearly goal of the season! 8

Fernandinho - Dictating the flow. 7

De Bruyne - Can’t keep him quiet. 9

Foden - Scored one, made one. 8

Jesus - Important role in second goal. 8

Sterling - Starts with an assist. 7

Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal from a penalty against Wolves (Image: Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

HT - Wolves 0-2 CityJoe Bray

Half time

There's the whistle. What an emphatic performance that was from City.

Tiredness? Seven players out? Not a problem for this side.

45' - Wolves 0-2 CityJoe Bray

Rodri close to a screamer

Rodri gets into a crossing position on the right, but drives a ball with the outside of his boot towards the far top corner. It wasn't far off, either!

Two minutes added.

43' - Wolves 0-2 CityJoe Bray

Could have been three

Gabriel Jesus flicks on to a forward run by Kevin de Bruyne, who strides into the box and takes aim with his left foot, but Patricio is equal to it.

41' - Wolves 0-2 CitySimon Bajkowski

Too much for Wolves to handle

When City are struggling, you see a lot of aimless balls into the box.

Here, every pass however long seems placed and to a teammate. Sterling picked out Foden in the box for the goal, Mendy recently played it back for the young Englishman. It is precise and it is quick and it is too much for Wolves to handle.

Phil Foden thanks Raheem Sterling after setting him up for Man City's second goal against Wolves (Image: STU FORSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

39' - Wolves 0-2 CityJoe Bray

High and wide

Phil Foden gets the ball from, guess who, Kevin de Bruyne on the right side of the area.

He cuts back onto his left foot and attempts to curl it into the far corner but the ball goes high and wide. Nice try.

35' - Wolves 0-2 CityJoe Bray

Two quick bookings

First Gabriel Jesus earns a yellow card for a late challenge.

Then, Adama Traore gets past Benjamin Mendy just by the area and goes down as their legs tangle. Bit of a harsh booking for Mendy, that.

34' - Wolves 0-2 CitySimon Bajkowski

So far, so good from City

This is so good from City Wolves simply can’t get going.

As good as the Blues are on the ball, they are also being tigerish off it to ensure that absolutely nothing gets in on Ederson’s goal. So far so excellent.

Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring his penalty against Wolves (Image: Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

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Foden makes it two!

Kevin de Bruyne feeds Raheem Sterling, who cuts back to Phil Foden to convert from the penalty spot. Lovely goal, and City are in total control.

30' - Wolves 0-1 CityJoe Bray

Sterling shot saved

Great passing work on the right hand side sees Raheem Sterling get a sight of goal, but his shot from a tight angle is saved easily. Good play.

24' - Wolves 0-1 CityStuart Brennan

Credit where it's due

Stones had plenty of stick for his defending last season, but his attacking play is very good.

He has been steady at the back so far, and his quick, early pass to Foden opened up Wolves for the penalty.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: John Stones of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on September 21, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

23' - Wolves 0-1 CitySimon Bajkowski

Confident start from City

Kevin De Bruyne has looked sharp all game and he knew exactly what he was doing there to win that penalty.

He knows where the opponents are going to be as much as his own teammates.

A confident start, but with a lack of fitness the question is how long City can keep up this excellence.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Romain Saiss of Wolverhampton Wanderers tackles Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City which is later given as a penalty during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on September 21, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

19' - Wolves 0-1 CityKEY EVENT

De Bruyne scores

Kevin de Bruyne picks himself up and buries the penalty to the delight of thousands of Fantasy Football managers.

18' - Wolves 0-0 CityJoe Bray

Penalty to City!

Kevin de Bruyne brought down.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Romain Saiss of Wolverhampton Wanderers tackles Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City which is later given as a penalty during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on September 21, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

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City vs Wolves in pictures

14' - Wolves 0-0 CityStuart Brennan

City subs bring the atmosphere

Steady start from the Blues, but no clear chances yet - Sterling threatening and Jesus lively.

More importantly, no alarms at the back, giving Stones and Ake time to bed themselves in.

The City subs in the stand are whooping and clapping every press and tackle.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers battles for possession with John Stones of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on September 21, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

10' - Wolves 0-0 CityJoe Bray

De Bruyne effort saved

Kevin de Bruyne aims a swerving free kick at goal, with Rui Patricio punching away.

9' - Wolves 0-0 CitySimon Bajkowski

Stones receiving attention from Wolves

The Wolves frontline look ready to pounce whenever John Stones is on the ball. Expect a lot of focus on the former Everton man tonight - especially if Wolves keep that specific attention up.

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Early Wolves change

Marcal, who is playing City for the second game in a row after joining from Lyon, has to be replaced early on. Ruben Vinagre is on.

4' - Wolves 0-0 CityJoe Bray

Good start from City

City have started the brighter side, and it seems like it's Rodri in defensive midfield and Fernandinho switching between that position and a more central midfield role.

Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden are roaming in the attacking midfield areas, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus seemingly in a fluid front two.

2' - Wolves 0-0 CityJoe Bray

Penalty shout

Raheem Sterling gets the ball from Willy Boly and wants a penalty when Conor Coady challenges for the ball.

The referee gives a goal kick, rightly so, and VAR backs him up.

Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (C) runs past a challenge from Wolverhampton Wanderers' English defender Conor Coady (R) during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on September 21, 2020. (Photo by Stu Forster / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by STU FORSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

1' - Wolves 0-0 CityJoe Bray

Kick off

Off we go on a new season, then!

The players take the knee, before City get us underway.

20:11Joe Bray

Teams are out

Wolves lead the teams out at Molineux, with City following in their paisley third kit.

20:04Joe Bray

Guardiola's pre-match thoughts

Pep Guardiola has been speaking to Sky Sports:

On Ake and Stones:

They train really good. This team can have a good things or bad things but always train good.

On Wolves:

They are good, exprienced players, physicality, incredible manager. What they do last five years they do same process, same routine and they do it really well.

19:58Joe Bray

City's number 48

Liam Delap has posted from the City dressing room (before the team news was announced, we'll add!) with his City shirt.

19:54Daniel Murphy

Fans worried over Stones inclusion

There was a mixed reaction to this evening's team news, with John Stones one particular inclusion that puzzled fans.

Read their reaction here.

Manchester City defender John Stones. (Image: Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

19:52Stuart Brennan

Worrying defence, encouraging midfield

That City back four won’t have eased the nerves of City fans going into this game.

Ake on debut, Stones in from the cold after some dodgy displays last season, and Mendy returns to the scene of the crime - he was highly culpable last time City played at Molineux, and lost.

But that front five of Fernandinho, KDB, Foden, Jesus and Sterling is a little more encouraging.

(Image: Getty Images)
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