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Wolves beat Man City on penalties to win Premier League Asia trophy





- Wolves vs Manchester City clash ended in favour of Espírito Santo's men

- The Molineux Stadium outfit beat the Citizens 3-2 on penalties

- After both teams had played a goalless draw during regulation period

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been crowned Premier League Asian champions after beating Manchester City to the title on Saturday, July 20.

The Citizens were stunned by fellow EPL club 3-2 on penalties having played goalless draw during regulation period at the Hongkou Football Stadium.

Ryan Bennett, Taylor Perry and Ruben Vinagre all converted their spot kicks as Rui Patricio emerged hero of the match by saving three of City's penalties.

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Nuno Espírito Santo at the end of the competition come out tops in their debut appearance in the competition.

Man City got the game off to a bright start with Raheem Sterling firing an early shot but Wolves goalkeeper saved the ball.

A chance for deny Aymeric Laporte to convert a rebound from the initial attack was denied by the goaltender.

Bayern Munich target Leroy Sane also tried running at Adama Traore to mount more pressure on the home team but his effort was also denied.

Wolves turned the tides around in their favour from that point as they tried attacking the Citizens, but once Ryan Bennett’s header across goal evaded Leander Dendoncker.

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The Etihad Stadium outfit City almost punished them but Sane's effort in front of the opponent's goal failed to find target.

Man City stepped up their game in the second half but they were unable to break the deadlock as the referee sounded the final whistle.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool suffered their first preseason defeat following their 3-2 defeat to German League side Borussia Dortmund at the Notre Dame Stadium.

The current European champions had enjoyed absolute victories in their first two matches after thrashing Tranmere 6-0, and then beat Bradford City 3-1 three days later.

They were however stunned by Dortmund with Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen scoring a goal each to hand their side the win.

While Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster's goals were not enough to help the Reds avoid defeat after the match.

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