Watch: Manchester City 1-0 Wolves Match Highlights | Premier League

 Watch: Manchester City 1-0 Wolves Match Highlights | Premier League

Manchester City went four points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to a controversial 1-0 victory against Wolves in Saturday's early match and you can watch the highlights here.

The goal came from a penalty from Raheem Sterling after Joao Moutinho was adjudged to have handled Bernardo Silva's cross by referee Jon Moss.

The official had sent off Wolves striker Raul Jimenez for two yellow cards in 48 seconds at the end of the first half.

Watch the match highlights here:

Manchester City Team

Edersen, Cancelo, Zinchenko, Dias, Laporte, Silva, Rodri, Gundogan, Jesus, Grealish, Sterling

Manchester City Subs

Steffen, Ake, Walker, Stones, Foden, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Palmer

Wolves Team

Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Ait Nouri, Traore, Jimenez

Wolves Subs

Ruddy, Boly, Cundle, Marcal, Hoever, Silva, Trincao, Podence, Hwang

Premier League Fixtures - Matchweek 16Friday, 10th December 2021

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Saturday, 11th December 2021

12:30pm Manchester City v Wolves

3:00pm Arsenal v Southampton

3:00pm Chelsea v Leeds United

3:00pm Liverpool v Aston Villa

5:30pm Norwich City v Manchester United

Sunday, 12th December 2021

2:00pm Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur

2:00pm Burnley v West Ham United

2:00pm Leicester City v Newcastle United

4:30pm Crystal Palace v Everton

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Sterling Penalty Earns Leaders Man City Win Over 10-man Wolves

MANCHESTER, England, Dec 11 (Reuters) - England forward Raheem Sterling's 100th Premier League goal was enough to earn leaders Manchester City a 1-0 win over 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Wolves were doing a fine job of frustrating City in the opening period before striker Raul Jimenez's dismissal for two yellow cards in quick succession in first-half stoppage time changed the complexion of the game.

City dominated the second half as a result, edging in front through Sterling's penalty - a decision that required a lengthy VAR check - in the 66th minute.

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The home side had plenty of chances to make the result more comfortable, with Jack Grealish's struggles since becoming the British record transfer in the close season continuing as he missed from close range.

However, one goal proved enough for City who picked up their sixth successive league win to move four points clear of Liverpool, who host Aston Villa later on Saturday, at the top of the standings.

Wolves, who battled hard as decisions went against them at the Etihad Stadium, stay eighth on 21 from 16 games.

"We were much better when Wolves played with 11 rather than 10 players," City coach Pep Guardiola said. "It is so difficult to play against a team that don’t want to play or to attack.

"We knew how tough it would be. We were patient all the time. They can punish you on the counter and that has happened in the past against them. In general, we were good but not so clever in the final third.

MAD MOMENT

The game hinged on one moment of madness. Wolves looked comfortable going into the interval before Jimenez's needless dismissal gave City the lift they needed.

The Mexico international received his first yellow card for a foul on midfielder Rodri and 31 seconds later got another for blocking Rodri’s free-kick having not retreated enough.

"He knows he cannot do that," Wolves manager Bruno Lage said. "I went into the dressing room and saw his face.

"But the first yellow, he didn't touch the man and we have 10 men behind the ball. So it is a very hard decision and cost us a lot."

After the break, it was all-out attack from City, with Conor Coady clearing off the line to deny Ilkay Gundogan.

Referee Jon Moss then further ensured he won't be welcome in Wolverhampton anytime soon after awarding City a penalty for handball against Joao Moutinho.

The Portugal midfielder was adamant the ball hit his ribs but, following a long delay while the video assistant referee checked the incident, Moss’s decision stood.

Sterling slotted the penalty down the middle, becoming the 32nd player to reach 100 Premier League goals.

"(It) is a lovely achievement," Sterling told BT Sport. "There are some fantastic players in that list. I'm really honoured to be in it now.

"We knew we (City) had to keep patient. They kept it really tight, but we knew if we kept playing we’d get an opportunity -and we did."

The hosts should have made the win more comfortable. Bernardo Silva was denied by a smart save from Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa, while several other last-ditch blocks kept them at bay.

The visitors piled forward late on and had one last-gasp opportunity to snatch a point, but Ederson tipped Max Kilman's header over the bar.

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Reporting by Peter Hall; Editing by Ken Ferris

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Manchester City Vs. Wolves Odds, Picks And Prediction

On Saturday, the Wolves (6 wins, 6 losses, 3 draws) travel to Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City (11-2-2). Kickoff is set for 7:30 a.M. ET. Below, we preview the Manchester City vs. Wolves odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Man City is coming in having recently taken over the top spot on the EPL table. A shocking Chelsea loss last weekend as Man City moved one point over Liverpool and two over Chelsea.

Led by M Jack Grealish and M Kevin de Bruyne, both of which played in the team’s mid-week Champions League loss to RB Leipzig. City will be heavy favorites.

However, the Wolves, behind winger Adama Traoré, have the pace and talent to pull off an upset, making this one of the best games on the EPL slate this weekend.

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:15 a.M. ET.

  • Money line: Manchester City -650 (bet $650 to win $100) | Wolves +1700 (bet $1,700 to win $100) | Draw +670
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +130 | U: -165)
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    Prediction

    Manchester City 2, Wolves 0

    Money line (ML)

    PASS on the money line.

    If there’s a playable side here, it’s the Draw at +670. Last time the Wolves took on a top EPL side, they lost to Liverpool 1-0. Their defense is legit, having allowed the third-fewest goals in the EPL.

    That said, typically I turn to BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE or NOT SCORE. However, those odds are respectively +122 and -170, both relatively unplayable here.

    Over/Under (O/U)

    BET on the ALTERNATE LINE UNDER 2.5 (+150). This is absolutely tremendous value.

    Here’s a crazy stat about the Wolves. Their last four games combined have gone Under 2.5 goals (two 0-0 draws and two 1-0 performances). They’ve had one game, a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, go Over 2.5 goals in their last 7.

    While Man City does have a great attack, they’re barely topping two per game. At the same time, the City defense has allowed the second-fewest goals in the EPL this season.

    This is the best value in the match.

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