Stat attack Wolves
- 14 January 2011 10:38
- Posted by David Clayton
Here are all the statistics, links and info you need to know ahead of City’s home game with Wolverhampton Wanderers…
City have not lost at home to Wolves since August 2000, when the visitors won 1-0 due to a late Robbie Keane goal, but the Blues went on to win promotion later that season.
Wolves have a decent record against City, particularly in recent times having lost just four of the last 13 league meetings, winning seven and drawing the other two.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy played 157 times for the Blues over a four-year period in the mid-1980s.
Wolves’ keeper Wayne Hennessey was released by City’s Academy in 2003 and has since made more than 100 first team appearances for the Black Country outfit.
Another centre-half that has had a foot in both camps is Joleon Lescott who played 212 times for the Molineux club.
The clubs first played against each other on September 30, 1899 which resulted in a 1-1 draw.
This will be the 113th fixture between the two teams, with City winning 42 and Wolves have a slight edge with 46 victories.
Wolves have only won once away from home this season.
The 2-1 defeat in October at Molineux was the last time City lost away from home in the league.
City broke the British transfer record to bring Wolves midfielder Steve Daley to the club for £1.47m in 1979.
In home games against Wolves, the Blues score an average on 2.38 goals per game, compared to Wolves’ 1.49, though there has not been a scoreless draw in this fixture since 1974.
Richard Dunne played his final game for City in this fixture last season before his move to Aston Villa.
Wolves won their very first Premier League game against City in 2003.
Nenad Milijas is an international team-mate of City’s Serbian full-back Aleksandar Kolarov he also scored one of the goals in Wolves 2-1 win over the Blues last October – the last league defeat on the road for Mancini’s men.
Wolves have scored the least number of goals away from home this season in the Premier League having managed just six on away from Molineux so far – they have also got the worst record overall with just four points from a possible 30 to date.
Last season’s game at Molineux was Roberto Mancini’s first away match in charge of the Blues and it ended in a 3-0 win.