Wolves defeated Manchester City in the most unlikely of circumstances on Saturday, andC applauded Gary O’Neil’s game strategy.
Wolves won three crucial points at Molineux after losing in the Carabao Cup to Ipswich Town just days before.
It was a performance that seemed to appear out of nowhere.
Wolves had struggled to produce results.
That defeat to Ipswich was heartbreaking, and it had to have weighed on morale in the days that followed.
But O’Neil used a different strategy against City, and it worked brilliantly – and Lineker applauded the head coach for the way he set up…
Gary Lineker lauds Gary O’Neill for how he set up Wolves against Manchester City.
The rest is football podcast discussed Wolves’ shocking win against City.
It was bound to happen, especially with Micah Richards being a former City player
Richards was full of praise for Wolves, singling out Pedro Neto for his outstanding performance.
And Lineker made certain that the manager received accolades.
“By far the most prolific (striker in the Premier League) is Haaland,” he remarked. But he was kept silent, which leads me well on… We couldn’t finish this podcast without mentioning Wolverhampton Wanderers’ fantastic win over Manchester City.
“For the most part, it was backs against the wall stuff, but to be honest, City didn’t create much against them.” Gary O’Neil devised a great game strategy. In the end, they completely deserved to win. Excellent counter-attacking strategy.”
Congratulations, Gary O’Neil.
As Lineker points out, O’Neil’s game plan was outstanding.
Against the champs, the Wolves’ head coach was dead on.
It was critical to gather men in and around Haaland to put an end to his danger.
Then, putting his quickest – and also hardest working – front line in Neto, Hwang Hee-chan, and Matheus Cunha was a no-brainer.
This season, O’Neil hasn’t always gotten it right.
However, this demonstrated his ability as a coach, and we expect to see more of these tactical masterclasses in the future.