Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has heaped praise on Wolverhampton Wanderers after they were secured a well-earned 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Saturday. The Premier League newcomers were expected to be blown away by the reigning champions but they gave a more than good account of themselves as they secured a stalemate at the Molineux.
Following the game, Shearer was pleased with the organisation of the entire team and he was particularly complimentary about Joao Moutinho, who was pivotal in making interceptions in the centre of the park, he said: “They were organised all over the park, they were never far away from each other. Their link-up play, their understanding of each other, when one should go, whether one should press and whether one should actually sit.
“Moutinho was aggressive in the tackle, defensively they did their duties, knowing when to play forward and when to play sideways and they were never far away from the action. Look at the attitude of both of them to get back in to help and protect what’s in front of them then they get the ball and are prepared to attack.”
Wolves were lucky to have found “ the scoresheet after the referee failed to spot a handball from Willy Boly “ but Pep Guardiola on the opposite end had no issues with regards to the decision after his team were given an even contest by the hosts. With the result, “Wolves have now registered “ two points from their opening two games but judging by their performance from the start, they should be competing for a top-half finish come the end of the campaign.
On the other hand, City have dropped two points on the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool at such an early stage but there is plenty of time to catch up for the holders. Guardiola’s men entertain Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium during the forthcoming weekend.