Manchester City go 15 points top of Premier League with Wolves win

2021-03-03 14:43:31
Manchester City go 15 points top of Premier League with Wolves win

Gabriel Jesus struck twice as Manchester City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 on Tuesday to move 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League with their 21st straight win in all competitions.

City, storming towards their third league title in four years, scored three late goals to wrap up victory and move onto 65 points with 11 games left to play ahead of Manchester United on 50 points with a game in hand.

United are at Crystal Palace on Wednesday before facing City at the Etihad Stadium in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

City's latest win equals their club record run of 28 games unbeaten in all competitions, set between April and December 2017.

The margin of defeat was a little harsh on a Wolves side who were on level terms at the 80-minute mark but City's late surge did reflect their dominance of the game.

Pep Guardiola's side took the lead in the 15th minute through an own goal from Wolves defender Leander Dendoncker who stretched out a leg and turned the ball into the net as he tried to cut out a low cross from Riyad Mahrez.

City thought they had a two-goal lead to take into the interval but Aymeric Laporte's 44th-minute effort was ruled out for offside.


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