Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers maintained their perfect starts to the season while Stoke City could only manage a draw against Norwich City.
Roberto Mancini’s side took the lead after 26 minutes away to Bolton thanx to David Silva’s fine shot from outside the penalty box. New signing, Sergio Aguero can consider himself a bit unlucky after missing out several chances and got his goal controversially disallowed after the referee suggested that Micah Richards already committed a foul before assisting the Argentinian.
However, jnot long after Aguero’s disallowed goal, Barry added his team’s lead with a spectacular long range effort which Juusi Jaaskalainen could not handle. That goal seemed to wake up Bolton and they were able to pull one goal back few minutes before the half time whistle when Klasnic scored from Petrov’s cross.
Ninety seconds into the second half it was 3-1 City as Džeko scored his third goal in as many games with a lovely finish just inside of the Bolton’s penalty area.
Mancini has City playing a more attacking style of football this season and they are much more enjoyable to watch. For the first twenty minutes of the second half their football was terrific at time and only poor finishing kept the score at 3-1.
But then Kevin Davies well-placed header in the 63rd minute gave Bolton a lifeline, and
The third goal simply gave a secure path for the visitor as they were enjoying their Roberto Mancini reverted back to his usual defensive style as he replaced Aguero, Silva and Dzeko, putting Tevez as a lone striker in the last few minutes.
Man City are joined at the top of the Premiership by Wolves who beat Fulham 2-0 at home thanks to goals from Kevin Doyle and Matthew Jarvis.
Call it tiredness from the midweek Europa League matches, but both Fulham, who drew 1-1 at Norwich were poor today. Stoke needed an added-time header from Kenwyne Jones to earn a draw against ten-man Norwich. Norwich had taken a 37th-minute lead through Ritchie De Laet but were reduced to ten men when Leon Barnett received his marching orders for a foul on Jonathan Walters. The Stoke striker saw his subsequent penalty saved, but Jones headed in Glenn Whelan’s cross with just seconds remaining to deny Norwich their first victory of the season.