By Victor Kanayo
Premier League Champions Manchester City on Saturday suffered their first defeat this term after they went down to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It now means that City’s perfect start to the Premier League season was brought to an end.
During the match, Wolves rendered Erling Haaland and Phil Foden irrelevant, and gave Matheus Nunes a horrid time on his return and capitalised on Nathan Ake and Ruben Dias’ sloppiness to net two goals, cancelling out Julian Alvarez’s lovely free-kick.
Meanwhile Last season’s talisman had another miserable performance as the Red Devils fell to their fourth defeat in just seven Premier League games
After a slender win at Burnley and a convincing Carabao Cup win over Crystal Palace, Erik ten Hag’s side are right back to square one after a limp 1-0 defeat at home to Palace.
A deflected Joachim Andersen goal in the first half proved the difference, but most concerning was United’s severe lack of attacking spark. And the blame must fall on Marcus Rashford, who had a really poor game once more and could be in danger of losing his place to Alejandro Garnacho, who took up his spot on the left wing when he came on, if he keeps the form up.
Sofyan Amrabat also had a disappointing first Premier League start after an excellent home bow four days ago, while Casemiro also looked leggy again after a short-lived improvement.
United made Old Trafford a fortress last season but now they have lost consecutive league games at their home for the first time since November 2021.
Earlier, Luton beat Everton in the League for the first time.
Aston Villa recorded the highest winning margin at the weekend with a 6-0 bashing of Brighton.