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Gary Neville believes Wolves could shock Manchester City on Wednesday

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes Wolves could potentially have a big say in the title race between Manchester City and Liverpool.

Wanderers are back in Premier league action on Wednesday, and play host to Pep Guardiola’s side.

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Wolves got a good result against Chelsea on Saturday, drawing 2-2 and showing great character to come back from two goals down.

Unfortunately, the day after, West Ham United comfortably beat Norwich City. There is now five points between the clubs, although Wolves do have one game in hand.

But it is looking like anything more than eighth will be a stretch now for Bruno Lage.

That game in hand is against City.

In the eyes of Neville though, Wolves could well throw a spanner in the works for City on Wednesday to allow Liverpool back in the race.

He said on the Gary Neville podcast after City’s 5-0 victory over Newcastle United: “I genuinely do believe that Wolves or West Ham could shock City. I genuinely believe that.

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“If (Ruben) Dias is injured today, going away to those two team… they’ve got players who can do it. They’ve had good seasons, both of those teams. They’re awkward. City will have to be at their very best.”

Dias has since been ruled out for the rest of the season by Guardiola.

John Stones is also out for the remaining games, so whichever Wolves player leads the line on Wednesday will likely come up against Aymeric Laporte and either Nathan Ake or Fernandinho.

Wolves can beat Manchester City and dent their title hopes

Wolves definitely have the potential to beat City, as Neville suggests.

The club are winless in four games, granted, but Wanderers showed fantastic team spirit against Chelsea on Saturday and may be feeling buoyed after taking an unlikely point.

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Wolves were really good defensively at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season. Fans will not forget the harsh decision to award a penalty for handball by Joao Moutinho. The team were very, very unlucky to lose that game.

And of course, Wolves have had some great results against City in previous seasons since the club’s return to the Premier League.