MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and GNK Dinamo Zagreb at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool eight points clear over international break after shock Man City defeat

A late win for Liverpool on Saturday has become even more important on Sunday, with the news that Man City have suffered a shock loss at home to Wolves.

The Reds hit a 94th-minute winner from the penalty spot against Leicester, James Milner notching the late strike after Sadio Mane had earlier opened the scoring.

That took Liverpool eight points clear, with Man City having a home game in hand—but last year’s title winners contrived to lose at home to Wolves by a 2-0 scoreline.

Despite dominating possession and having far more chances on goal, City only managed two shots on target—and struck the woodwork through David Silva.

Against that, Wolves—who had only won a single Premier League game this season before Sunday—held on and struck twice in the last ten minutes, with Adama Traore the two-goal hero.

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The surprising scoreline moves Wolves up to 11th, and keeps City in second—remaining eight points off the 100 per cent Reds.

City’s next league games are against Crystal Palace (away), Aston Villa and Southampton (both home), with further fixtures against Atalanta in Europe and Saints in the League Cup in-between.

This weekend’s results in fact mean that Liverpool are guaranteed to top the table until at least the start of November, while a single further victory for the Reds after the international break would mean Jurgen Klopp‘s team will definitely be top when City and Liverpool face each other at Anfield on 10 November.

For now, fans can bask in the security of a clear lead at the top, while the boss and his coaches will hope all the players return unscathed after international duty.