(Video) 5 things we learned from City’s 2-1 loss to Wolves.

Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney looks at 5 things we learned from City’s 2-1 defeat at Wolves. It was the champion’s first Premier League defeat of the season.

Steven looks at the Manchester City midfield during the loss. City’s midfield had an off day and couldn’t get a stranglehold in the game. Injuries and suspensions were no doubt a factor in this. The treble winners had a new look midfield starting Mateo Kovacic and Matheus Nunes together for the first time. It had been a long time since City lined up with a midfield without Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva or Rodri. The lack of their star contributors was telling. Nunes and Kovacic will learn in time, but the game was a reminder of just how important De Bruyne, Bernardo and Rodri are to Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Esteemed Kompany host also looks at Pep Guardiola’s rare mistakes during the defeat. Nathan Ake was given a torrid time by Pedro Neto, and perhaps the introduction of Josko Gvardiol could’ve quelled the winger. Also, Pep’s substitutions raised eyebrows as City pressed for a way back into the game. The game will be a learning experience for the squad and City’s peerless manager.

This season, Julian Alvarez has shown himself to be the treble winner set piece king. He equalized for City with a stunning free kick in the second half. Alvarez has taken over the mantle left by Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez’s departures as City’s dead ball specialist.

Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney looks at this and more in his 5 things we learned segment following City’s loss to Wolves.

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