The City looked in distress when their goalkeeper Ederson was shown red-card at 12th-minute for a foul on Diogo Jota. Bravo replaced Sergio Ageuro at But it took 2-0 lead when Sterling scored from a rebound on his penalty kick and a chip over Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patrício after a 20 meter through the left flank.
The first goal came after two dramatic interventions by the VAR, one to award City a penalty, then other for a retake, both of which Wolves goalie Rui Patricio saved before Sterling tapped the rebound from the final kick into the back of the net.
But Wolves fought back with inspiration drawn from a passionate crowd. They leveled through Adama Traore punch from outside of the box and Raul Jimenez before Matt Doherty won it with a shot from the edge of the box in the final minute.
The result puts City in third place, 14 points behind Premier League leader Liverpool, with a game in hand.
Intervention during match
There were lively scenes among the home fans at the final whistle – but the match was overshadowed by an incident that saw objects thrown from the stands as City celebrated their opener.
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