Wolves 1 – Man City 5: Visitors cruise past Wolves at Molineux Stadium

Manchester City
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Manchester City’s 5-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday, was hard fought at Molineux Stadium. Wolves arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Chelsea in their previous game while Man City were coming from consecutive wins against Newcastle United and Leeds United. As the table looks today, Wolves and Man City currently occupy 8th and 1st spots in the table, with 50 points and 89 points respectively after 33 matches.

Man City started strongly in the first half, with Kevin De Bruyne opening the rout early in the first half. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Leander Dendoncker, 11 minutes in brought Wolves level. However, each side looked hungry to win and Man City then found the back of the net at the 16 minute mark thanks to Kevin De Bruyne, taking the score to 2-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a effort from Kevin De Bruyne, 24 minutes in, finalising the first half 1-3.

Cityzens continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Kevin De Bruyne finding the net again in the 60th minute. However they weren’t finished yet and Raheem Sterling made it 5-1 at the 84 minute mark to make it 5-1.

Both coaches used the full entitlement. For Wolves, Hee-chan Hwang, Trincao and Luke Cundle, came on for Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto and Joao Moutinho, Man City replaced Nathan Ake, Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish with Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho and Phil Foden.

The referee booked Kevin De Bruyne for Man City.

Wolves will next play Norwich City at home, with Man City facing West Ham United away.

Technical card:
Wolverhampton Wanderers:Jose Sa, Conor Coady, Leander Dendoncker, Willy Boly, Jonny Castro, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho (Luke Cundle, min.85), Rayan Ait-Nouri, Pedro Neto (Trincao, min.72), Raul Jimenez (Hee-chan Hwang, min.72) and Chiquinho
Manchester City:Ederson, Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte (Nathan Ake, min.61), Fernandinho (Riyad Mahrez, min.77), Oleksandr Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden (Jack Grealish, min.81)
Stadium:Molineux Stadium
Goals:Kevin De Bruyne (0-1, min. 7), Leander Dendoncker (1-1, min. 11), Kevin De Bruyne (1-2, min. 16), Kevin De Bruyne (1-3, min. 24), Kevin De Bruyne (1-4, min. 60) and Raheem Sterling (1-5, min. 84)
Lucas Schneider