Player ratings: City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Given – A superb fingertip save in the first half was the prelude to a more involved second period. Unbeaten once again! 7

Richards – Linked up well when going forward in the first half, but needed to mark tighter and stop more crosses in the second period. 6

Toure – Fabulous covering and reading of the game, particularly in the first half. Held firm in the second. 7

Dunne – Despite the second half pressure, Dunney fought to ensure there weren’t any clear chances in the penalty area. 7

Bridge – Another impressive display, carrying the ball forward whenever possible. 7

Barry – Happy going forward in the first half, and equally at ease with the defensive side in the second, even if he wasn’t able to dominate. 7

Ireland – Looked happiest when playing at the heart of our attacking play. Tired in the second half, and loses a point for fluffing our best chance to put the game safe. 6

Wright-Phillips – Excellent first half when Wolves couldn’t contain him. Tired badly in the latter stages and ought to have been subbed. 8

Tevez – Demonstrated a lovely touch in setting up Adebayor for the goal. This wasn’t the only neat bit of link up play. The Argentinian still appears to be building up to full fitness. 7

Adebayor – Great turn and shot for the goal. Should have had a second when clean through, but his overall game was outstanding. 8

Robinho – Still decorating rather than dominating games. The disappointing scuffed shots were followed by a brilliant one from the least likely angle. Only a matter of time before the goals start to flow. 6

Subs –

Bellamy – Desperately unlucky to find himself on the bench. The second half cameo didn’t work as nothing quite came off for the Welshman. 5

De Jong – Came on to late to change the course of the game, but still sat to deep. 5

Man of the match: Adebayor

Verdict: City 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
Fee agreed for Joleon Lescott

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