As featured in bitterandblue.sbnation.com
City welcome Wolves to the Etihad as they search for another three points that will keep pace with leaders Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title.
The blues will be looking for a little revenge after being held to a 1-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, when a goal that went in off the hand of Willy Boly was allowed to stand. And last season, the blues needed a penalty shoot-out win to edge patch the Black Country outfit. So how will the blues fare this time and what do the stats say? Let’s take a look.
City are currently unbeaten in six home games against Wolves, winning 5 (including the shoot-out) and drawing one in April 2004. There have been 59 games between the two sides in Manchester, with City winning 33 and drawing 12, with Wolves winning just 11 times. One of those times came in 1987 when the second division blues welcomed the then fourth division side to Maine Road in the League Cup. The blues lost the first leg after a disastrous mistake by goalkeeper Eric Nixon handed Wolves a first leg win.
The first meeting took place as far …read more