Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Manchester City face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League today.

Pep Guardiola has demanded more from both players and fans alike as the reigning champions bid to close the gap to Arsenal at the top of the table, with City five points behind having played a game more at the start of Sunday’s action.

Meanwhile new Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui has brought in new faces in the form of Pablo Sarabia, Matheus Cunha and Mario Lemina, though only the latter starts here. His side are just outside the relegation zone on goal difference, and with just one defeat in the last four league games he has started to slowly improve matters - though Wolves face a big test here.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Manchester City vs Wolves LIVE: Premier League updates

  • Man City XI: Ederson, Lewis, Stones, Akanji, Laporte, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Mahrez, Grealish, Haaland

  • Wolves XI: Sa, Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno, Lemina, Neves, Nunes, Adama, Jimenez, Hwang

  • Goal, 40’ - Haaland heads in from close range to put City in front

  • Goal, 50’ - Norwegian striker rolls in a penalty for his and City’s second

  • Goal, 54’ - Haaland gets another hattrick after horrible Sa error

Manchester City FC 3 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

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That's all for today, goodbye!

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That win moves City to just two points behind Arsenal in top spot, who will be kicking off shortly against Manchester United. It's the Gunners up next for Guardiola's side when they host them in the FA Cup fourth round. Wolves stay above the relegation zone on goal difference, and they won't be back in action until early February against Liverpool.

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Haaland stars as he scores his fourth Premier League hat-trick of the season to seal City a 3-0 win over Wolves. The hosts dominated throughout the game, and Haaland opened the scoring 40 minutes in with a thumping header past Sa. In the second half, Neves clipped Gundogan to give away a penalty which the Norwegian dispatched and Sa gave the ball away four minutes later, and Haaland slotted home Mahrez's cross. The Algerian saw a dinked effort ruled out for a tight offside, while Grealish also saw a shot cleared off the line.

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FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 WOLVES.

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Wolves win another corner, but again, Podence's cross is cleared in the middle. Moutinho keeps it alive and curls a deep cross towards Ait-Nouri, but Ederson plucks it out of the air.

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Laporte's clearance goes straight back to Wolves, and the visitors are patiently playing out from the back again as we go into three minutes of added time.

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There's a nervy moment at the back for Wolves as Kilman has two City players closing him down inside his own box. He manages to keep his cool, knocking it back to Sa, who gets some distance on his clearance.

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Wolves are still pushing for a late consolation here, and Sarabia surges forward down the right before curling in a cross. Podence is waiting for it in the middle, and Laporte has to clear it.

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Ake fizzes a throughball forward and it looks like a lost cause for Alvarez, who does brilliantly to outmuscle Semedo to keep the ball for City. The follow-up cross lets him down though, as he gives it straight to Ait-Nouri.

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SO CLOSE! It's City that give the ball away deep in their own half this time, and Podence's first shot is blocked by Akanji. He drills his second low towards the near post, and Ederson is static as he watches it roll just wide of the post.

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And for Wolves, Ait-Mouri replaces Bueno.

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Substitution Riyad Karim Mahrez Cole Jermaine Palmer

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WHAT A CHANCE! Wolves just can't clear their lines and Semedo's block rolls straight into Silva's path. He clips it in from the byline on the right and Gundogan has a free header at the far post, but he sends it over from close range.

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Another loose pass from Sa sees the pressure put back on Wolves as Ake intercepts it. He looks to Grealish down the left, but his low cross is cleared by Kilman.

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Substitution Rodrigo Hernández Cascante Kalvin Mark Phillips

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Substitution Kevin De Bruyne Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva

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Wolves are struggling to get a touch on the ball again at the moment as City patiently knock it around in front of the visitors.

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SAVE! De Bruyne leads the charge of another City counter-attack, pushing his way through the middle before threading it into Alvarez. He does well to hold off Kilman long enough to get the shot away, and Sa blocks it with his trailing leg.

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No player has scored more home goals in a single Premier League season for City than Haaland, who has 18 goals in his 11 appearances at the Etihad Stadium this term (two more than Sergio Aguero in 2011-12).

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Wolves win a corner which Moutinho takes short to Podence before getting it back on the right. He has four to aim for in the middle but sees his cross blocked by Rodri.

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GOOD SAVE! De Bruyne's low cross is cut out and Wolves quickly work it upfield. Cunha picks out Podence between City's defenders, and he takes the shot early, trying to lift it over Ederson. The keeper gets a strong hand on it.

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OFFSIDE! Wolves cheaply lose the ball in midfield again and it's slid through to De Bruyne, who helps it onto Mahrez on the edge of the box. Sa rushes off his line, but the Algerian keeps his cool to dink it over him, only to be denied by the flag.

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Substitution Mario René Junior Lemina Daniel Castelo Podence

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Wolves' corner is cleared, but Moutinho looks to keep it alive by lifting it back into the middle. Collins climbs above Laporte to help it on, but Stones nods it back to Ederson.

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BLOCK! Bueno makes a good run down the left before clipping a cross in, and Laporte glances it off Cunha's head. Sarabia lets it bounce before hitting his shot at the far post, and Ake throws himself in front of it to make the block.

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Ederson has to rush off his line to clear a poor Grealish backpass, but Neves doesn't deal with it and De Bruyne win it back in the centre circle. He spins to slide it through to Mahrez, but he can't sort his feet out quick enough.

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Wolves are back to keeping the ball well, but they're still not doing anything with it. It's all in front of City, who are now starting to close them down higher upfield as they try to force them into mistakes.

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That hat-trick goal was Haaland's 24th in the Premier League this campaign, meaning he has already outscored last season's golden boot winners, Mohammed Salah and Heung-Min Son who both scored 23 each.

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CLOSE! Another Wolves attack fizzles out and City break quickly on the counter. Semedo's header takes it away from Grealish momentarily before he clips a cross to Mahrez at the far post, but he heads it into the side netting.

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Penalty Goal Erling Braut Haaland

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PENALTY TO CITY! The hosts broke quickly after clearing Wolves' corner and Ake slides it into the box for Gundogan. He has his heels clipped by Neves before he can reach the ball and the referee has a think before pointing to the spot.

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It's much better from Wolves as they work it down their right, and Lemina finds the space to swing in a cross. He picks out Sarabia in the middle, but his header hits Akanji.

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Wolves get us back underway for the second half!

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Substitution Raúl Alonso Jiménez Rodríguez Matheus Santos Carneiro da Cunha

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Substitution Hee-Chan Hwang João Filipe Iria Santos Moutinho

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It will have been exactly the kind of performance Guardiola was looking for after their first half in midweek. They haven't let Wolves have a sniff of goal, but he'll still be expecting them to be more clinical. Wolves didn't even manage a touch in City's box and Lopetegui will be looking for a way to get them into this game.

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Haaland's header gives City a 1-0 lead over Wolves after a dominant first half. It took until the 19th minute for the first shot on the game, with Sa making a good save to deny Haaland. He then made a good save to deny Grealish's effort from the edge of the box, but he couldn't keep Haaland out a second time, with the Norwegian thumping a header past him 40 minutes in. Grealish also saw an effort cleared off the line by Collins in stoppage time.

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HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 WOLVES.

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BLOCK! Gundogan plays a one-two with De Bruyne down the right to get in front of Bueno before drilling a dangerous cross into the six-yard box. Sa is beaten and Haaland is running onto it, but Collins is there again to clear it.

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OFF THE LINE! De Bruyne knocks it to Gundogan, who helps it out to Grealish on the left. He weaves his way into the box, wrong-footing Semedo before curling a shot around Sa towards the far post, but Collins is there to head it away.

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De Bruyne has switched out to the left and Wolves are slow to close him down as he carries it forward. He lifts it into the near post for Haaland, but it's blocked by Kilman ahead of him.

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VAR is having a look at the incident, but after seeing the replays, they deem that there wasn't enough in it and the referee waves for play to carry on with a Wolves goal-kick.

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There are big shouts for a penalty from the City fans and players as Grealish goes down under pressure from Collins. The defender got nowhere near the ball and kicked Grealish's leg from behind with the follow-up and they might have a case.

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Goal Erling Braut Haaland

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Semedo drives forward down the right before going for the big switch out to Hwang on the left. He brings it down on his chest before fizzing a cross into the middle, but Laporte meets it.

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Gundogan squeezes it out to Grealish on the left, and he gets in front of Semedo to whip a cross into the six-yard box. Haaland is caught on his heels, but it's too close to Sa anyway.

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Wolves are enjoying another good spell of possession, but they can't do anything with it. Whenever they try to break out of their own half, they quickly lose it to City.

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CHANCE! City's short corner doesn't work, but they manage to draw Wolves out to open up space for Rodri just outside the D. He takes aim from distance, but it's always rising over the bar.

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Wolves have a rare attempt to break forward, with Lemina driving forward down the right. He tries to square it early into Matheus, but Gundogan gets back to cut it out.

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GOOD SAVE! City break quickly on the counter again, and De Bruyne's cross is only half-cleared as far as Grealish. He's a long way out, but he tries his luck and Sa scrambles to stop it from sneaking in at the far post.

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Rodri trips Traore and Wolves win a free-kick in midfield. Neves curls a cross towards the far post, where Collins has peeled away from his defender, but Stones intercepts it.

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Rodri attempts to tug Matheus back right in front of the referee and goes into the book despite his protests.

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City are upping the pressure again here and they win another corner. Mahrez swings this one in, but it's just too high for Haaland at the far post.

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Another attempted long ball forward for Wolves is cut out and Stones carries it a long way. Mahrez can't get past Bueno, so he pulls it back to Lewis, who loops a deep cross to the far post, but Grealish can't keep it in.

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City play themselves out of trouble well and Laporte is able to set Grealish away down the right. He touches it into De Bruyne, whose first thought is to look for Gundogan, but Collins cuts it out.

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GOOD SAVE! Wolves' good spell of possession is cut out when Grealish nicks the ball off Lemina and City surge forward on the counter. It's slid into Haaland on the left of the box, and his low shot is pushed away by Sa.

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Wolves are trying to pass their way forward, but they're struggling to get past City's high press. Sa is rushed into a clearance by Mahrez and gifts it straight to Akanji in the process.

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The yellow card is out again, this time for Lopetegui, who also wasn't happy that the foul went against his team.

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Gundogan stayed down and has to receive treatment following the challenge by Kilman. It was a very heavy shoulder barge that caught him in the side of the face, but he's going to carry on.

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