Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insisted his side would stay true to their values after holding Premier League champions Manchester City at Molineux.
Championship winners last season, Wolves went toe-to-toe with Pep Guardiola’s superstars as they adopted a positive approach aimed at causing problems for Man City.
Raul Jimenez netted from close range in the first half only to be denied by an offside flag, but Wolves went in front just before the hour when Willy Boly bundled home from close range, with replays showing his hand made the decisive contact to get on the end of Joao Moutinho’s teasing cross.
City levelled on 69 minutes, Aymeric Laporte rising tallest to meet Ilkay Gundogan’s free-kick while Sergio Aguero curled a free-kick onto the Wolves crossbar in stoppage time at the end of an entertaining game.
Despite the late scare, it was a point Wolves fully deserved and their manager says they’ll be taking their positive attitude forward this season.
“We are happy. It was a good game. This is the way we must play, improving each week. Let’s do it again next week,” said the Wolves manager.
“It is a big victory for the boys today. No matter what opponent you have, you should play the way you think you should play.
“It is our way. We don’t have to prove anything to anybody. We just have to be ourselves – the way we work together.”
Wolves are 2.80 to win away at West Ham next weekend. The Hammers are 2.60 with the draw priced at 3.25.