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Jack Grealish sends praise for 'underrated' Wolves following yesterday's 3-0 result

Manchester City’s Jack Grealish had praise for Wolves, branding them ‘so underrated’ following yesterday’s 3-0 result at Molineux.

Wanderers were looking to cause a big upset and build on the 1-0 win over Southampton a couple of weeks ago.

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But they got off to the worst possible start with Grealish opening the scoring inside the first minute.

Erling Haaland then grabbed his customary goal, before Nathan Collins was sent off for a high challenge on Grealish.

Phil Foden then killed the game off in the second-half, and overall it was a comfortable afternoon for the visitors.

That said, Wolves did play some great football at points, which was admirable to see given the sending off.

To be playing slick football and breaking the lines is perhaps not what many teams would do against arguably the best side in world football.

Wolves’ display has been praised and criticised in equal measure, but Grealish was impressed with what he saw.

The £100 million man said straight after the game on BT Sport: “It was nice to get off the mark for this season and to do it so early and get the three points at a difficult place to come against a top, top team as well. I think they are so underrated this Wolves team.

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“They showed that at points in the second-half, so it was a great result for us.”

The post-match statistics do not make for particularly kind reading for Wolves, despite Grealish’s praise.

Lage’s side had just one shot on target in the game, with 40% possession. City had seven on target from 16 in total, and 60% of the ball.

It will click eventually for Wolves, as Jack Grealish sends post-match praise

It was another frustrating afternoon at Molineux, but some perspective is required.

Wanderers went up against arguably the best side in club football right now, possessing the Premier League’s top goalscorer and assist-maker.

The start to the game from the hosts was not acceptable, but the performance in the second-half was gutsy.

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Ultimately there was a gulf in class and obviously the one-man advantage helped City massively.

Wolves are still in a transition period and have had back luck with injuries to Sasa Kalajdzic and Raul Jimenez.

Hopefully in a few weeks, things will start to click for Wolves and Diego Costa will soon be up to speed and have a positive impact.