Was given little to do at Old Trafford last week and had a similarly quiet day at the office back on the other side of Manchester. Was comfortable building from the back and rarely looked troubled.
A typically reliable showing from the Belgium international, facing up well to the physical battle provided by Doyle. Remained switched on throughout City's long spells of possession to deliver a wholly professional performance.
The former Everton man was shaky in City’s last home game in the league against Aston Villa but was a pillar of strength against Mick McCarthy's side, proving sharp to the ball and strong in the air.
Another excellent performance from the full-back, who had performed so magnificently at the Theatre of Dreams last Sunday. Had two powerful runs wasted by sloppy finishing from both Dzeko and Aguero in the opening half an hour and hammered Ward throughout. Starting to look like the complete modern full-back and the obvious choice in the position for Fabio Capello.
Was preferred to Gael Clichy on the left-hand side of City's defence but had little impact. Wasted a first-half free kick when Yaya Toure was free in the area. Improved in the second half, marauding down the left flank to give the home side an extra attacking edge.
Dictated the pace of the game from the middle of the park, maintaining possession and breaking up the Wolves counterattack to continue the fine form he has shown in recent weeks.
The football world is fast running out of superlatives for the former Valencia man and he was in irrepressible form once again, linking with both Nasri and Aguero to create gaps in behind the visitors' midfield. Played in Dzeko with a perfectly weighted through ball, only to see the Bosnian's strike saved.
Has slotted seamlessly into the Manchester City setup since his summer move from Arsenal and nearly got off to the perfect start, hitting a fine effort after the volley on only 74 seconds, only to see it tipped over. Worked well alongside Silva yet again.
A solid presence in the centre of the City midfield, keeping hold of the ball and releasing it as the hosts looked to break. Wasted a chance shortly after the half hour mark with a wild effort that went high and wide.
Kept his place in the team after scoring a brace in the 5-2 win over Wolves in the League Cup on Wednesday and could have won his side a penalty shortly after the half hour mark after being grabbed by Stearman following Nasri's cross. Was frustrated by Hennessey in the first half but made no mistake with the opener before being substituted.
Lashed an early effort high and wide but then had City's best chance of the opening 25 minutes, forcing Wayne Hennessey into a fine low save with a rasping drive from 25 yards. Wasted an easy chance from a Richards' cross soon after with a lazy swipe but atoned to help City to their opener, closing down Hennessey to give Dzeko the easiest of chances.
The Welshman came into the game without a clean sheet since August and was called into action early on, tipping Nasri's volley over the bar with an athletic stop. Got down well on the 25th minute to keep out Aguero's 25-yard drive and then pulled off a third magnificent stop to frustrate Dzeko just before the break. Went from hero to zero however, getting caught in possession for City's first and parrying the ball into Kolarov's path as Mancini's men doubled their lead.
The 24-year-old gave away possession stupidly early on as City put the Wolves defence under pressure and the ex-Leicester star looked uneasy throughout. Possibly could have given away a penalty for grappling with Dzeko on the 34th minute.
Was pulled out of position on a number of occasions as the movement of Aguero, Nasri and Silva switched the play from right to left, and vice versa. Delivered a fine first-half interception to deny Dzeko a run on goal.
The former Birmingham man has failed to recreate his fine form from the last couple of seasons so far at Wolves but was vocal at the heart of the Wolves back four, ensuring that they kept their shape and discipline to frustrate their hosts.
Was wiling to get forward from the left-back position, trying to link up with Hunt but was caught out far too often by the advancing Micah Richards, clearly unable to keep up with the powerful City full-back.
The £5 million signing from Spurs worked doggedly in the first half to try and restrict Nasri's time on the ball but looked fatigued as the game went on, with Roberto Mancini's men maintaining possession in the middle with ease.
The Algerian impressed off the bench at home to Swansea but despite showing some neat early touches, was sloppy in possession, nearly gifting City a goal on the 33rd minute by losing out to Nasri. Hit the shot that led to Wolves' penalty as he delivered a stronger second-half showing.
Found himself largely on the periphery despite efforts to move inside from the left flank. Was sloppy with his passing early on as Wolves tried to catch their hosts on the break and never really grew into the game despite his successful penalty.
The Wales international was a passenger for large periods as City kept the ball with ease. Worked hard throughout but added little with the ball at his feet and was substituted shortly after the home side's second.
The 28-year-old skippered the visitors and started with typical ferocity, looking to cut off City’s creative supply at its source alongside O'Hara. Gave possession away in a dangerous area on the 35th minute and looked more comfortable chasing the ball than keeping hold of it.
The Republic of Ireland international went out with the intention to hassle Lescott and Kompany and could've broken the deadlock on the 6th minute but dragged his shot harmlessly wide. Worked hard to keep the hosts under pressure and won his side a penalty by reacting quickest to Guedioura's parried effort.
- 31 D. de Vries
- 6 J. Craddock
- 3 G. Elokobi
Came on shortly after the City's second goal but had little impact off the bench.
Was brought on late but added little to the visitors' cause.
- S. Vokes
The former Manchester United man came on with 10 minutes to spare but struggled in testing the City defence, looking a little sluggish following his introduction.