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Alan Shearer: Wolves' Win Over Man City Was No Fluke

Former England striker Alan Shearer commended Wolverhampton Wanderers for their hard-earned 2-1 victory over Manchester City, emphasising that it was no fluke and that they displayed tremendous effort at the Molineux Stadium.

Pep Guardiola's previously undefeated Cityzens were handed a resounding defeat on a Saturday afternoon, putting an end to their 100% Premier League record. Hwang Hee-chan emerged as the hero, netting a second-half winner that stunned the reigning champions. Argentina ace Julian Alvarez had earlier curled home a brilliant free-kick to equalise after Ruben Dias' early own goal.

In the aftermath of the game, Alan Shearer, the former Blackburn and Newcastle striker, shared his insights on BBC Radio 5 Live. He remarked: "Although Man City had a lot of possession, efforts on goal, and pressure, Wolves didn't half defend well. They showed a great attitude again, got a bit of luck with the deflection for the first goal, and had one shot on target the whole game, which produced the second goal. Haaland was kept quiet, which is unusual; Dawson did a great job on him. The result wasn't a fluke; they worked very hard for it and got the reward."

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who watched the match from the stands, graciously acknowledged Wolves' deserved victory, saying: "Congratulations Wolves, they deserved it. We had chances and struggled to deal with transitions, and they played very well. When the opponent is faster and quicker, we have to accept it."

When questioned about managing injuries in his squad, Guardiola mentioned the impending returns of Bernardo Silva and John Stones, expressing optimism about their availability for the Champions League.

He said: "Bernardo [Silva] is soon to come back and John [Stones] is soon to come back and we will see how many players we have for the Champions League."

Regarding the recent loss in the EFL Cup, Guardiola differentiated between competitions, noting that their performance at Newcastle was significantly better than the one witnessed on this occasion, as they prepare for the next challenge ahead.

The Spaniard said: "Different competitions. At Newcastle [we] were miles better than today and now we go onto the next one."

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