Manchester City added yet another win to their recent collection to bring their run to 21 games in all competitions after they finally found a way past a stubborn Wolves side at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
The victory also ensures City move further clear at the top of the Premier League with a 15 points gap having played a game more.
Pep Guardiola‘s boys put up a dominant display from the blast of the whistle and were one goal to the good as early as in the 15th minute through Leander Dendoncker’s own goal.
City could easily have been 2-0 up heading into the break but Aymeric Laporte’s strike was ruled out for offside in what was an extremely tight call.
Wolves who were barely seen as an attacking force surprisingly managed to grab an equaliser with what was their first touch in the City penalty area, Conor Coady heading home in the 61st minute.
However, 10 minutes from time, Manchester City managed to turn their fortunes around with strikes from Gabriel Jesus (80, 90+3) and Riyad Mahrez (90) securing maximum three points for the hosts who were finally able to breathe a small sigh of relief.
City are now unbeaten in 28 games across all competitions and have moved 15 points clear of Manchester United – who face Crystal Palace on Wednesday before both sides clash on Sunday. Meanwhile, Wolves, whose four-game unbeaten run in the league ends, stay 12th.
Watch the highlights of the match below
Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)
- Manchester City have won their last 21 games in all competitions, scoring 55 goals and conceding just eight in this run. In fact, City are one of just three teams from the big-five European leagues (England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain) to record more than 20 consecutive victories, after Bayern Munich (23 in 2020) and Real Madrid (22 in 2014).
- Man City have made more changes to their starting XI than any other any side in the Premier League this season (79).
- Gabriel Jesus has been directly involved in 46 goals in 53 starts in all competitions for Man City at the Etihad (39 goals, 7 assists).
- Conor Coady scored his first ever Premier League goal on what was his 103rd appearance – it was also the first shot on target in his PL career.
- Only Coady (3) has scored more own-goals for Wolves in the Premier League than Leander Dendoncker (2).