Mendy accepts his big mistake in Man City loss to Wolves
Benjamin Mendy accepts his big mistake in Man City loss to Wolves with a message on his Twitter account after the match in Manchester City’s 3-2 defeat to Wolves in the Premier League.
City’s chances of winning the title took a huge hit with the Molineux defeat, leading 2-0 through the support of Raheem Sterling following Ederson’s early red card.
Since dispossessing Mendy before the 89th-minute winner of Matt Doherty, Adama Traore, who had netted earlier, set up Raul Jimenez for the equaliser.
The French international teased on the ball and attempted to shield it from Traore before the Spaniard used his energy to seize Mendy’s possession and support the attack of Jimenez.
He made a huge mistake, Mendy admitted, but the left-back is looking for progress.
“It’s easy to talk when everything is going well, but it’s hard to do when s*** hits the fan,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Big mistake tonight and I owe you my best for your continued support. Time to keep our heads up & keep working to come back at our best level. #comeoncity.”
It’s easy to talk when everything is going well, but it’s hard to do when sh*t hits the fan… Big mistake tonight and I owe you my best for your continued support. Time to keep our heads up & keep working to come back at our best level. #comeoncity pic.twitter.com/AeyaNO2ZDV
— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) December 27, 2019
Although Ederson had already been sent off in the 12th minute for drawing Diego Jota out of the front, City hit their straps with Sterling missing a penalty but succeeding in converting the rebound to give the lead to the offside.
Manchester City struggled to hold onto their lead before half-time and then scored another goal five minutes after the restart when Sterling got his second from a counter-attack with an exquisite shot.
But perhaps not long after, Wolves scored back a goal, through a thunderbolt from Adama Traore, and then tied it up after Mendy’s error.
Until shooting past Man City goalkeeper Claudio to secure the victory as stoppage time expired, Wing-back Doherty played a one-two with Jimenez.
The loss dropped Manchester City in third place-14 points after Premier League leaders Liverpool, that also have a game in hand.
On January 8, a few days after meeting Port Vale in the third round of the FA Cup, they will take on Man Utd in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.