Wolverhampton Wanderers were beaten 4-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last night.
The hosts dominated the game, but were made to work a little for the result after Conor Coady’s shock equaliser after Leander Dendoncker scored a first-half own goal.
City kept their composure though and rallied to score three times in the final 15 minutes.
Wolves briefly had wind in their sails after the goal, but were quickly dispatched in the end, with ruthless Ciy recording a 21st straight win.
Riyad Mahrez was probably the star of the show, and bagged the hosts’ third of the evening after Owen Otasowie had lost the ball in his own penalty area.
The USA youngster was sent on at 2-1 down by Nuno Espirito Santo for his first minutes in two months.
It was a clear mistake from the 20-year-old to try and dribble out of trouble, and he has come in for criticism for the action.
But some have questioned why he was even sent on in the first place.
The change seemed strange from Nuno with City in the ascendency at the time, and quite a few people believe the manager did Otasowie – whose last action was to miss a sitter against Brighton back in January – no favours at all at the Etihad Stadium:
After reflecting on yesterday the one thing I can’t forgive Nuno for was bringing Otasowie on in the 89th minute after not using him since Brighton.
It’s like he set him up for failure so he could prove a point.
— Sweet&SourSoccer (@SweetSourSoccer) March 3, 2021
Otasowie made a mistake. It’s his fault simple. He’s one of our best youngsters at the club. He will learn from it. I’m still looking forward to what he’s got to offer in this team. Baller.
— yas (@YasWWFC) March 3, 2021
Feel sorry for Otasowie, not great being dropped then coming on for 2 minutes and making a mistake that leads to goal.
— Geovannie Shaw (@ShawGeovannie) March 2, 2021
When you lose 1-4 and your MOTM is your GK… Pretty much sums up our chances of getting anything tonight. Just hope this restrict Otasowie’s playing chances moving forward. Very harsh on the lad.#wwfc
— Joshua (@Joshua93Ww) March 2, 2021
So Otasowie’s error takes away the good games he’s had this season? Hate to see this slander on him, yes he should’ve done better but the poor bloke is 19 with very little experience. Hopefully this is a learning curve for him cos he has bags of potential as he’s shown. #wwfc
— Aden (@adenwwfc_) March 2, 2021
Between that missed header v Brighton, that performance where he was asked to play striker and that mistake today, it will take a hell of a lot for Otasowie to ever regain his confidence. Nuno has ruined him.
— wolves things (@wwfc_stuff) March 2, 2021
Otasowie has sat on the bench for months when he has deserved a chance, is it any suprise his legs dont work…
— Greeny (@GreenyWWFC) March 2, 2021
That’s one way to kill Otasowie’s confidence 🤦🏻♂️ #WWFC
— Jay (@jamiewalters23) March 2, 2021