Man City brush Wolves aside

English Premier League

Manchester City went 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday evening.

Wholesale changes from the champions-elect saw John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Sergio Aguero drop to the bench from their 2-1 win over West Ham United over the weekend.

As expected, it was City that made the early forays minutes in after a low attempt from Raheem Sterling on the inside-left area worked goalkeeper Rui Patricio into a save.

It wasn’t long though before the Citizens hit the breakthrough after a cutback from Riyad Mahrez across goal led Leander Dendoncker to slot into his own net whilst attempting a clearance.

City had a second before halftime through a near post finish from Aymeric Laporte following a cross from Mahrez, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) intervened and ruled an offside.

The Citizens continued to look for a second goal soon after halftime from a smart attempt by Mahrez from an acute angle, but it was beaten away by Patricio.

Fabio Silva entered as the first substitution of the match on the side Wolves 55 minutes in, with Jonny Castro sacrificed for the full-back.

Within six minutes, the equaliser came after a floating ball into the area from Joao Moutinho landed kindly for Conor Coady to send a diving header past goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.

However, after rebuilding momentum, City regained the lead ten minutes from time through a first-time finish in the area from Gabriel Jesus after Wolves failed to deal with a loose ball.

The Citizens put the contest beyond doubt at the death as Mahrez curled a loose pass in the centre of the area past Patricio.

Jesus added to the visitors woes when he completed his brace seconds later with a simple finish from a spill by Patricio, with VAR overruling the on-field decision, as City claimed 21 straight wins in all competitions.