Guardiola hails Kevin De Bruyne following Manchester City’s win over Wolves
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Guardiola hails Kevin De Bruyne following Manchester City’s win over Wolves

Pep Guardiola has praised Kevin De Bruyne after he starred in Manchester City’s victory at Wolves, opening the scoring from the penalty spot before setting up Gabriel Jesus for a late goal.

The midfielder’s penalty and goals from Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus gave City a deserved 3-1 win at Molineux, against a side that completed a league double over them last season.

City boss Guardiola said: “Since we came back with the national teams, every training session I feel his commitment and right now he’s an important player for us – always will be.

“In the situation we’re in now he is important for us. His penalty was strong, he played really well like all the team.

“He likes to play football, he doesn’t feel the pressure and likes to compete at a high standard.”

City dominated for long spells before Wolves recovered after the break and Guardiola was happy with his side’s display.

He added: “I’m very pleased with the performance and the way we played. All the team were really good, especially in the first half.

“The period that we are in and the situation we’ve had in these last two weeks, I expect in some moments we would suffer, but in general we controlled the game.”

The victory also saw City become the first club in Premier League history to win all its 10 opening day fixtures. 

They next play Leicester City in the Premier League on  Sunday. 

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