Manchester City failed to collect their first trophy of the 2019-20 season after losing the Premier League Asia Trophy final to Wolves on penalties.

Following a goalless draw in Shanghai on Saturday, Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio saved three penalties to seal a 3-2 shoot-out victory for Nuno Espirito Santo's side.

Pep Guardiola's men completed a domestic clean sweep of silverware last term but must wait until next month's Community Shield for a chance to add to their growing collection of medals.

City were gifted the chance to take a first-half lead when Adama Traore fouled Leroy Sane in the box and referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the penalty spot.

But Raheem Sterling, who started in a central attacking role after he scored twice against West Ham to send City into the final, blazed his effort from 12 yards well over the angle of post and bar.

David Silva's 77th-minute free-kick tested Patricio, who earlier needed lengthy treatment on a facial injury, as City continued to fruitlessly probe for the breakthrough.

Conor Coady and Ilkay Gundogan were each denied in the first round of penalties, with Patricio also keeping out Silva's strike before Maximilian Kilman fired his kick wide for Wolves.

Danilo made it 1-1 after three kicks each with a low shot that squeezed under Patricio, who then saved the decisive effort from Lukas Nmecha to secure the trophy.

Earlier in the day, with new head coach Steve Bruce watching from the stands, Newcastle United beat West Ham 1-0 in the third-place play-off thanks to Japan striker Yoshinori Muto's goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo can continue playing at an elite level for club and country for at least three or four more years, according to Portugal head coach Fernando Santos.

Portugal face Netherlands in Sunday's Nations League final in Porto thanks to their star forward's stunning hat-trick to secure a 3-1 triumph over Switzerland in midweek.

It moved the 34-year-old on to 88 international goals and Santos, who led his country to glory at Euro 2016, expects Ronaldo to still be serving his country with distinction by the time the 2022 World Cup in Qatar rolls around.

"I am not surprised at how he has played," Santos, who coached the former Manchester United and Real Madrid favourite when his career was in its infancy at Sporting CP, told a pre-match news conference.

"I was surprised he was a great player at Sporting when he was 19 and when he went to Manchester United, I lost him. But from that moment I could see his special qualities.

"He has proved from that moment that he has special qualities. He has proved himself on and off the pitch and he can continue to play at the top level for another three or four years.

"He is very fit. He trains to the limit. It is not normal to reach these performances, but I think he will continue for a while.

"He is the captain. He is a hugely important player. I think he will continue to give people joy at a club and international level."

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio spoke in similarly glowing terms and relishes pitting his wits against Ronaldo when the two long-serving internationals get together for Portugal duty.

Patricio, who will become the most capped goalkeeper in his country's history if he makes an 81st appearance as expected at Estadio do Dragao, said: "For us as athletes, we want to train, we want to face the best in the world and that is what we work towards every day so we can compete and improve.

"To have the opportunity of working with Cristiano across the board in training, he is a fantastic professional that gives us a reason to be proud and we learn a lot.

"We are also lucky to share the dressing room with him and work alongside him. For any player or coach it gives a reason to be proud."

Another stalwart of the Santos era, veteran defender Pepe, will be absent from the final after fracturing his right shoulder during the second half against Switzerland.

Jose Fonte is expected to partner Ruben Dias at centre-back in his absence, having come on for Pepe in midweek.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed that John Ruddy will replace Rui Patricio in goal for the Premier League clash with Cardiff City on Saturday.

Portugal international Patricio has played every game in the league this season following his move from Sporting CP in June.

Ruddy has been restricted to just six appearances across the FA Cup and EFL Cup, but Nuno has opted to pick the former Norwich City man for the visit of the Bluebirds in order to get him ready for the FA Cup quarter-final tie against Manchester United in two weeks.

"We don't normally do this, but to avoid any confusion, John Ruddy is going to play [on Saturday] because we consider it is the right moment to prepare him for what's coming in front of us," he explained.

"In two weeks' time, we're going to play in the FA Cup, and John Ruddy is going to be in goal. We consider this is the right moment for him to get some game time competition and to be stronger.

"We have a lot of confidence in the three goalkeepers we have. Rui has been playing in the league and John has been playing in the cup. Will Norris has not had a chance until now to play but we have 100 per cent confidence in all three."

Nuno did not reveal whether Ruddy will also feature in next weekend's Premier League visit to Chelsea.

Newcastle United were denied a valuable win at Wolves as Willy Boly forced a 1-1 draw in the final few seconds at Molineux.

Isaac Hayden looked to have secured three important points for the visitors in their fight for Premier League survival, only for Boly's header to deny them a third win in four league matches in the fifth minute of injury time.

Rafael Benitez cut a furious figure on the touchline, with the equaliser coming close to a minute after the allotted time added on had expired.

Wolves have reached an agreement with Sporting CP that will see the Primeira Liga club receive a fee of €18million for goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

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