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Ilkay Gundogan says Wolves beat Manchester City because of a defensive masterclass.
Adama Traore struck twice late on as Wolverhampton Wanderers stunned champions City 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
City handed Liverpool an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Following the game, Gundogan said: “We should have played better. Wolves did well but we know how we can play and our qualities. We could not put that on the pitch today, that is the fact and it hurts.
“I always feel we can score, especially with the power upfront but Wolves were very defensive in the last 10, 15 minutes and it was difficult to put in crosses and the spaces were tiny. It was very difficult to play.
“When you are not able to score the first goal, maybe we get nervous and don’t 100 per cent feel the confidence is there and we have to be patient. The challenge now is to learn from that.
“When you are in front and top of the table, it feels great to look at it. Now it is tougher to look at it, there is quite a gap already and none of us are watching the table now. We will get opportunities in the upcoming months but at the moment it is something we have to accept and live with.”