European football is in serious doubt for Wolverhampton Wanderers next season after they were thumped 5-1 by defending champions Manchester City in the Premier League. The rescheduled league encounter played at the Molineux saw Kevin De Bruyne score four goals to lead his team to a big win at the expense of the home team.

Wolves began the season with three straight defeats in the league under new manager Bruno Lage who had replaced compatriot NunoEspirito Santo. Ex-FC Porto goalkeeper Espirito Santo took the Tottenham Hotspur job almost immediately after leaving the Wolves job and he spent some months in North London before being fired on the back of a series of poor results in the league. Spurs turned to a serial winner in Antonio Conte to replace the sacked Espirito Santo. For Portuguese tactician Lage, the former Benfica boss was able to turn things around to lead Wolves into contention for Champions League football.