Wolves completed a remarkable comeback against ten-man Manchester City on Friday evening, sealing a 3-2 victory in a match littered with controversial moments and a fair amount of VAR intervention.​


Twitter claimed Ederson as their first victim on Friday night, when the Brazilian experienced a rush of blood to the head - that's putting it kindly. An excellent long ball from Conor Coady sailed over City's defence and Ederson rushed out of his area like a man claiming the last turkey sandwich of the festive season.

Diogo Jota,Ederson

He wiped out Jota as the ball was flicked beyond him and there was only one outcome - a red card and the introduction of Claudio Bravo. The disappointment was that Sergio Aguero was sacrificed on his return to the starting XI.



Raheem S​​terling was up next, as VAR provided Manchester City with a contentious penalty and then ordered a re-take for encroachment in the area. 


On both occasions, Sterling hit a tame effort to Rui Patricio's right and he saved comfortably - the City forward was lucky that he made it to the rebound on the second attempt. There were plenty of calls for Sterling to be relieved of his duties in future games, especially with Kevin de Bruyne on the pitch.


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Given the question marks over the penalty decision and that a ​Manchester City player had been the furthest forward during the first attempt's encroachment, it was no surprise that VAR was the talk of Twitter.


VARchester City was even trending by the interval, as Liverpool fans took the opportunity to point out that it wasn't just the Reds benefiting from dubious VAR decisions.


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​​​Raheem Sterling put City 2-0 ahead early in the second half, but this simply served as fuel for a Wolves side who have taken a fancy to late comebacks since their Premier League return. One man was more intent than the rest of the Wolves players in turning it around and, unsurprisingly, it was Adama Traore.


After bagging a brace in ​Wolves' victory at the Etihad earlier in the season, Traore scored a stunning goal with a long-range strike before muscling Benjamin Mendy off the ball to cross for Raul Jimenez's equaliser. The latter was particularly well-received on Twitter.



​​When Matt Doherty was given all the time in the world to cut in from the right wing, play a quick one-two and shoot beyond Claudio Bravo with his left foot, the comeback was complete.


It was a magical moment for Doherty, sealed three points that put Wolves in touch of the top four, and provided Liverpool fans with even more belief that the 2019/20 Premier League title is heading to Merseyside.


Minutes after the full-time whistle, meanwhile, Fraudiola was trending on Twitter and Manchester City's title hopes were all but over.



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