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Wolves troll Pep Guardiola as Hwang winner leads to Molineux faithful mocking Nunes

Wolves cheekily troll Pep Guardiola as a winner from Hwang Hee-chan leads to the Molineux faithful mocking Matheus Nunes.

A great performance from the hosts ended Man City’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season, with the result proving to be massive for Wolves, who claim only their second league win of the season.

They also end a run of six Premier League defeats in a row to City, thanks to Hwang, who is the hero for Wolves, scoring the winning goal after a wonderful flick from Matheus Cunha.

Wolves couldn’t help but poke fun towards Pep Guardiola who referred Hwang Hee-chan as ‘the Korean guy’.

Guardiola discussed Hwang in his pre-match press conference, only to forget the player’s name, with his somewhat nickname for him going viral since then.

However, it was the Wolves player who had the last laugh after hitting home in front of the roaring Wolves fans.

The home fans didn’t waste time reminding Nunes of how they feel towards him loudly booing him on his return then after the final whistle, they sang ‘Nunes, what’s the score?!’…

Alan Shearer (on BBC Radio 5 Live): “Although Man City had a lot of possession, efforts on goal, pressure, Wolves didn’t half defend well.

“They showed a great attitude again, got a bit of look with the deflection for the first goal, had one shot on target the whole game which produced the second goal.

“Haaland was kept quiet which is unusual, Dawson did a great job on him.

“The result wasn’t a fluke, they worked very hard for it and got the reward.”

Marc Webber (Final Score at Molineux): “It was the counter attack that did it for Wolves. The first goal coming from Pedro Neto his counter hitting Ruben Dias for the own goal.

“City’s Julián Álvarez with a great free-kick to equalise but the counter attack helped again when Hwang in the second half made it 2-1 and that is amazing scenes on the pitch right now as they all get friendly after a heated few moments.

“You can see on the pictures, around the stands how much this means to Wolverhampton Wanderers their second win in the league and they’ve beaten the league champions.”

Wolves’ Pedro Neto speaking after the win over Man City: “It is the truth. Up front we have very good players. We know that we could have the opportunity on the counter. We are playing against the best team in the world but we had belief that this could be a turning point for us. We work hard and we take the three points.”

How much does it mean to you personally? “I had two difficult years and I needed confidence. The coach gave it to me and I am really happy to help the team and continue working.

“We knew that it would be a hard game and it would be a tough game.”

Hwang on the scoresheet again… “After the work [I put in] I was happy that the ball went in! I am happy to get the three points.”

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola speaking after the loss against Wolves: “Congratulations Wolves, they deserved it. We had chances and struggled to deal with transitions and they played very well.

“We were there and settled well and the question is when the opponent is faster and quicker, we have to accept it.”

How do you deal with the injuries? “Bernardo [Silva] is soon to come back and John [Stones] is soon to come back and we will see how many players we have for the Champions League.”

On the back of the loss in the EFL Cup… “Different competitions. At Newcastle [we] were miles better than today and now we go onto the next one.”

Wolves captain Max Kilman speaking to BBC Sport: “It was a massive result for us today. We have not started well but to beat the champions was unbelievable.

“We knew it was a big game but we were ready to attack Man City. We wanted to fight for every chance and take our moments.

“Our boys up front today were superb. They have got the pace and we wanted to hit them on the counter and they showed that today.”

Did their loss at Newcastle come into your thinking at all? “We know Man City had the game midweek and we probably thought they would be trying to redeem themselves but we had to focus on our game plan and get the result today.. We deserved it.

“We have to push on [now]. This is a start but if we don’t get anything next week it means nothing.”

Wolves manager Gary O’Neil speaking to BBC Sport after the win over Manchester City: “[I am] pleased, of course. The season’s not started well for us. [It has] been a tough start. The lads have stayed committed in every game and gave everything. The game looked exactly as we prepped.

“I’m not out here making big statements. I am just trying to win a game of football. [We have] Aston Villa next week and they won 6-1 today. If the prep can go as well as it did and the lads stick to the plan we can cause them some problems.

“We needed to find a way to be solid and have enough attacking players to carry us up the pitch. We prepped for the game really well. The lads saw all the [patterns] that we looked at and they carried it out brilliantly.”

Best win as Wolves boss? “Beating the best team in the world, and possibly ever, is a massive result for us. It is a big result. Beating Manchester City with where they are and off where we were and what people were saying about it. To answer it with that, was pretty pleasing.”

Player ratings (via Sky Sports)

Wolves: Sa (7), Kilman (8), Dawson (8), Toti (8), Semedo (7), Lemina (7), Gomes (7), Ait-Nouri (7), Neto (8), Cunha (7), Hwang (7).

Subs: Traore (6), Doherty (6), Silva (n/a), Jonny (n/a).

Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (6), Dias (6), Akanji (7), Ake (5), Nunes (6), Kovacic (6), Foden (6), Alvarez (7), Doku (7), Haaland (5).

Subs: Bobb (6), Phillips (6), Grealish (n/a).

Player of the match: Pedro Neto

Here’s how Twitter users reacted with Wolves taking troll Pep Guardiola as a Hwang winner leads to the Molineux faithful mocking Nunes…

@joebutters: This was absolutely nailed on the moment that bald bastard said it

@JamesGibbins1: Love this – and what a result against the 12 men of city! A very Nuno-esque performance 🐺

@UncleMat96: Pep getting cooked by the wolves admin you know 💀

@Pearse1996: Yass get it right up you Pep! Don’t disrespect Koreans and especially Hwang Hee-Chan as karma has struck nicely today 🙌

@AlexPetakas: Say his name, Pep ‼️

@kwandssss: written in the stars

@HeshamHov: Was inevitable. Pep you did this to yourself

@Garywharton_: Brilliant 🤣🤣

@diaspedri: We deserved that.

@Anfield_Chat_: Great bit of banter

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