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Premier League Asia Trophy – Manchester City Lose on Penalties

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Blues Fall To Wolves In Shoot-out

Premier League Asia Trophy - Final Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for Premier League

Manchester City’s quest for the Premier League Asia Trophy ended in disappointment as the blues lost to Wolves in a penalty shoot-out.

After a goalless 90 minutes, the match went to penalties, but it seemed no one wanted to score, as four of the first five penalties were missed. Danilo and Garcia eventually score for the blues, but at 3-2 down, it was up to Lucas Nmecha to rescue City, but his kick was saved by Wolves keeper Patricio.

The blues made it to the final after comfortably beating West Ham 4-1 in the first pre-season game, but came up against a dogged Wolves side who thwarted City throughout the match as the blues dominated.

Raheem Sterling had a golden chance to give City the lead on 21 minutes when the blues were awarded a penalty after Leroy Sane’s run was abruptly halted in the box by Adam Traore. But Sterling, who scored two in the match against The Hammers, blasted his spot-kick over the bar.

Both sides had chances to score, but neither wanted to take them and the match went to the dreaded shoot-out. It was a disappointing end to the blues hopes of another piece of silverware, following the domestic treble last season.

City’s next match is a friendly against Kitchee SC in Hong Kong on Wednesday (13:00 BST).