Manchester City Rout 10-Man Wolves, Cut Liverpool’s Lead To Four Points

Tanuja Saikhom | 3 months ago

Manchester City narrowed the Liverpool's lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points after they defeated 10-man Wolves 3-0 on Monday. Gabriel Jesus scores twice, with the Cityzens easily snatched the game away from the visitors at the Etihad Stadium.

It was a tragic night for the Wolves, who suffered the defeat as Willy Boly received a straight red card and defender Conor Coady conceded an own goal.

Jesus opened the scoring in the 10th minute when he slid into the net with an assist from Leroy Sane who pushed a pass by Aymeric Laporte. 

Adding more woes to the visitors within nine minutes, Boly made contact with Bernardo Silva’s right ankle when both players ran into from different directions. Remarkably, it was his first booking in 22 previous appearances this season.

Pep Guardiola's side stretched to a 2-0 lead in the 39th minute when Jesus converted his spot kick into second goal of the night. Raheem Sterling was brought down by Ryan Bennett inside the box, resulted in a penalty.

The worst came for Wolves when Coady deflected a pass from substitute Kevin de Bruyne into own net in the 78th minute, mesmerizing their goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

With a comprehensive 3-0 home win, City are just one goal short of 100 in all competitions for the season. They are unbeaten in their last 35 league games on the home ground against any promoted side since a 2-0 defeat against Reading in February 2007.