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City masters of own downfall, insists Gundogan

 

Sore point: Ilkay Gundogan
Sore point: Ilkay Gundogan

By Andy Hampson

Ilkay Gundogan feels Manchester City only have themselves to blame after slipping to a surprise and costly defeat against Wolves on Sunday.

Adama Traore struck twice in the final 10 minutes as Wolves stunned the Premier League champions to claim a 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium.

The defeat was City's second of the season and, although they remain second in the table, they now already trail leaders Liverpool by eight points.

It was a well-disciplined performance from the visitors, who exposed the home defence a number of times on the counter-attack, but Gundogan felt City contributed to their own downfall.

The German midfielder said: "We have lost the game because of our own mistakes, again unfortunately. It feels like we gave Wolves the three points.

"We know that all the points we have dropped this season we didn't drop because the opponent was so much better, we dropped them because of us.

"We were guilty for these dropped points. That hurts so much.

"Even though we have created chances we didn't score and when you concede the first goal it is difficult to come back."

• Hugo Lloris is set to be out of action until next year after further tests on a dislocated elbow revealed ligament damage, Tottenham have confirmed.

The World Cup-winning goalkeeper fell awkwardly during Brighton's 3-0 defeat of Spurs on Saturday.

The Premier League club had not put a timescale on a possible return, however, following more tests, it was confirmed the 32-year-old is expected to miss the remainder of 2019.

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