Manchester City have one hand on the Premier League title as they cruised part Wolves, moving 15 points clear of Manchester United.
Manchester City inched closer to their fifth Premier League after they defeated Wolves, 4-1 in the mid-week clash at the Etihad Stadium. With this victory, the league leaders moved 15 points clear of their local rivals, Manchester United who will face Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
The scoring was opened in favour of the Citizens by an own goal from Leander Dendoncker in the 15th minute. Conor Coady leveled the score with a well-placed header at the cusp of the hour. The visitors had barely seen the ball all game, but the captain delivered when he was called upon.
Wolves could not deal with constant pressure applied by City and eventually their resistance was broken when Gabriel Jesus put the hosts back in front. From there on, it was a goal-scoring feast for the league leaders as they went on to score two more goals. Riyad Mahrez and Jesus both cemented their side’s lead in stoppage time.
Manchester City have now won all of their past 21 matches, and have equaled the club record for the longest unbeaten streak of 28, in all competitions.
Here is a look at the three talking points from the match.
MAHREZ IS BECOMING INDISPENSABLE FOR MANCHESTER CITY
Riyad Mahrez has been of the most consistent performers for the league leaders in the past few weeks. It is safe to say that he forms a key part of the City attack. On the weekend trip to West Ham, he set up the winner for John Stones. The Algerian was equally impressive in his outing against Wolves, as his cross prompted an own goal from Dendoncker.
He also made no mistake in finding the back of the goal, in the 90th minute to seal the victory for his side. With the Manchester Derby due for the weekend, the right-winger has solidified his earning a spot in the starting lineup. With Ferran Torres not in his best run of form, the former Leicester City man sees clear daylight for the next few matches, unless his manager opts for unconventional options.