Two goals from Gabriel Jesus and an own goal by Conor Coady ensured that Liverpool’s lead at the summit of the league table was cut down to 4 points as Manchester City tore Wolves apart at the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola made two changes from the side that beat Liverpool two weeks ago, as Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus started the game and it did not take long for Pep’s faith in the Brazilian to pay dividends as Leroy Sane put his pass on a plate for Jesus to coolly slot home at the far post from close range in the 9th minute.
Things went from bad to worse for Wolves in the 19th minute as Willy Boly saw red for a reckless challenge on Bernardo Silva.
City then got a penalty in the 39th minute after Bennett brought down Rahim Sterling inside the Wolves’ 18 yard box.
Jesus stepped up and he made no mistake from the spot as he sent Rui Patricio the wrong way and calmly dispatched the ball into the bottom right corner.
City finally got the icing on the cake in the 78th minute as substitute De Bruyne’s whipped cross took a wicked deflection off both Romain Saiss and Conor Coady before finding its way into the bottom corner.
The results means that City have scored 19 goals in their last 3 matches in all competition and have closed the gap on Liverpool to 4 points. Up next for Manchester City is a trip to relegation threatened Huddersfield Town.
By: Sir Kay|Univers Sports|universnewsroom.com