Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, says Ilkay Gundogan is “an incredible runner into the box”.
Newsbreak.ng reports that midfielder Gundogan played 18 minutes as Manchester City convincingly beat Wolverhampton Wanderers away in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday. He was brought on for Kevin De Bruyne.
Erling Haaland scored again as City moved to the top of the EPL table with a comfortable 3-0 win over 10-man Wolves at Molineux.
Jack Grealish opened the scoring in the first minute of the game before Haaland doubled the advantage soon after with his 11th Premier League goal of the season in just his seventh appearance in the competition.
Wolves’ problems were compounded when Nathan Collins was sent off for a wild and dangerously high challenge on Grealish that left Bruno Lage’s side with the unenviable task of facing the Premier League champions for an hour with 10 men.
Phil Foden’s second-half finish from Kevin De Bruyne’s assist – his second of the game – made it an easy afternoon’s work for Pep Guardiola’s team who remain unbeaten, the three points having also moved them ominously to the top of the Premier League table.
“I don’t ask Jack just to score, I said try, be aggressive there but when you have two incredible strikers like you have you have the tendency to take a look with them,” Guardiola said after the match.
“But we need the goals from Kevin last season, he had a lot of goals last season and this season he thinks more in the assists and makes the ball. When Gundo [Ilkay Gundogan] plays there he’s an incredible runner into the box, Aston Villa was the perfect example to show that.
“When we arrive there, everyone has the permission to open the door and go to the box. Everyone. Nobody is not allowed to do it.”
“Erling continues to score goals, that’s top, Julian [Alvarez] has the chance, that’s top, but of course, the other ones have to have the desire, the hunger and mentality to score goals as well.”