Wolves vs Man City: Ederson sent off and Raheem Sterling misses two penalties

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City - Premier League

The trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers always looked a tricky one for Manchester City.

It was one of few fixtures where Pep Guardiola's men dropped points last season and defeat would see them remain 13 points behind Liverpool, who still have a game in-hand.

In other words, victory at Molineux was absolutely imperative, but things became incredibly tricky for the Citizens within the first 12 minutes as they went down to 10 men.

Ederson came flying out of his goal in typical sweeper-keeper fashion, only to arrive too late and wipe out Diogo Jota.

Martin Atkinson swiftly awarded a red card, prompting Sergio Aguero to be replaced by Claudio Bravo, and gave everybody flashbacks of when Kyle Walker was forced to pull on the gloves.

Absolute chaos at Molineux

But that was just the tip of the iceberg as City were awarded a penalty after VAR picked up on a challenge from Leander Dendoncker on Riyad Mahrez.

With Aguero now watching from the sidelines, Raheem Sterling inherited the responsibilities, only to see his spot kick deflected away by Rui Patricio. Or so he thought.

Yet another VAR review ordered for a retake because Patricio was deemed to be off his line.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City - Premier League

Sterling was required to take the penalty again, only to produce the same result as the Wolves 'keeper made a second save.

However, he was able to latch on to the rebound this time and punished Patricio by firing City into the lead, despite missing two penalties in less than two minutes.

Videos of red card and penalties

And breathe. You can check out videos of all the drama down below:

If there's one guarantee with VAR, it's the drama.

Rewind to last season and not only would no penalty have been awarded in the first place, but Patricio's original save would have stood and Sterling wouldn't get another bite at the cherry.

This is the modern day Premier League, though, and the Wolves' number one was forced to make TWO saves to nullify the technology and even then he wasn't successful.

But City certainly won't be complaining. With 10 men, they'll be happy with any goal they can get.