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Key Events

78'
C. Coady
Own Goal
76'
S. Agüero
Gabriel Jesus
74'
İ. Gündoğan
L. Sané
72'
M. Gibbs-White
João Moutinho
62'
K. De Bruyne
David Silva
59'
R. Saïss
Diogo Jota
Kick Off
46'
Adama Traoré
R. Jiménez
39'
Gabriel Jesus
Penalty Goal
19'
W. Boly
Red Card
14'
Fernandinho
Yellow Card
10'
L. Sané
Assist
10'
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
Kick Off
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
7
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 0
Total Passes 872 283

Commentary

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A Willy Boly sending off only compounded issues on a miserable night for Wolves, who went behind early following Gabriel Jesus' 10th-minute opener and never could recover. Jesus would add another before a Conor Coady own goal put the lopsided match to bed with Wolves failing to record a shot on target, as Manchester City make it four successive victories to start 2019.
90' + 2' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 WOLVES.
90' There will be a minimum of two minutes added on at the end of this match.
88' Up next for Manchester City is a trip to the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday for a date with last-place Huddersfield, who will be playing their first Premier League match without David Wagner in charge. Wolves will look to rebound back home as they welcome Leicester to the Molineux on Saturday.
86' Look at Ederson! The keeper comes more than 40 yards off his line to produce a pair of important touches to help City avoid disaster following a ball over the top that the defence didn't deal with. The supporters loved that.
84' Everyone back for Wolves as City have suddenly ramped up the intensity. The visitors have shifted their focus to trying to avoid conceding again. It doesn't appear as though they're going to find a shot on target over these final minutes.
82' Wolves have failed to have a single shot on target in this game so far. The last time they failed to register a shot on target in a Premier League game came against Everton back in May 2012.
80' More pressure from City as they suddenly turn on the style. They have upped the tempo here and look like adding even further to their lead, but a good bit of defensive play from Doherty denies a threatening attack as they have to settle for a corner - one which amounts to nothing in the end.
C. Coady
Own Goal
Wolverhampton Wanderers
78' CITY PUT THIS ONE TO BED! 3-0! Three goals, three points for the hosts as De Bruyne's cross from the top-left corner of the penalty area takes a slight touch off Saiss and then Coady, before running all the way through and in at the far post! It's a slice of luck for City, and about sums up the way the game has been going for Wolves.
S. Agüero
Gabriel Jesus
Manchester City
76' Aguero has not appeared in a match for City since the win over Liverpool, so his emergence on the touchline earns an applause from the supporters in the Etihad, and they grow even louder as Jesus' number is called. He goes off to a standing ovation following his brace.
İ. Gündoğan
L. Sané
Manchester City
74' Pep goes to his bench for a second time as he adds an extra body in midfield in the form of Gundogan, with Sane the one to give way.
M. Gibbs-White
João Moutinho
Wolverhampton Wanderers
72' A third and final change for Wolves sees them bring on young attacker Gibbs-White, with Moutinho giving way to make room.
70' Camped out in attack once again are the hosts, showing even less urgency as the clock continues to wind down. Until Wolves show that maybe they can rustle a few feathers in attack, City have no reason to force the issue.
68' Wolves have been unable to generate anything going forward. They've struggled in attack since the sending off, but it's been especially dire in this second half, and they haven't been helped one bit by Jota's subbing off.
66' NOT FAR AWAY! A clever switch of play leads to a shooting chance for De Bruyne, but he just gets under his venomous volley from 25 yards as it sails over the bar! That was struck with a ton of power and looked to have the beating of Patricio had it been on target.
64' Manchester City haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last six Premier League home games, their longest run without one at the Etihad since a run of eight ending in December 2015.
K. De Bruyne
David Silva
Manchester City
62' City go to the bench for the first time tonight as De Bruyne is brought on for the final 30 minutes at the expense of David Silva.
R. Saïss
Diogo Jota
Wolverhampton Wanderers
59' A second change from Wolves is quite the defensive one as Saiss replaces Jota. Perhaps they are selling out in an attempt to keep this scoreline as is.
58' Credit to Wolves for not just packing bodies deep in defence. They're looking for opportunities to win the ball back and they aren't set up too compact, either, with bodies pushing a bit higher up so when they do win the ball back they have a realistic chance to threaten on the break.
56' Much of the same here as City work the ball around among one another on the fringes of the final third, content to take their time and wait for their openings. They have a firm grasp on proceedings.
54' Offside! Another chance falls for Sane as he gets on the end of a clever throughball from Jesus - the striker turning scorer to provider - but Sane just fails to time his run properly as he's flagged for offside. City quickly win the ball back, though, as the pressure stays on, but a tame strike from Fernandinho results in a straightforward stop for Patricio.
52' Wolves have lost seven of their last eight top-flight games played on Monday (W1), including all three such games in the Premier League.
50' Massive let-off! City lull Wolves to sleep following another spell in possession, before a quick attack leads to a big shooting chance for Sane from 15 yards, in all sorts of space. The Germany international snatches at the chance, however, scuffing his contact as he sends an effort embarrassingly wide of the near post.
48' City are in complete control in the early stages of this second half, in no rush as they patiently pass the ball around just inside the attacking half. That might be a familiar sight over the final 45 minutes.
46' Back underway at the Etihad!
Adama Traoré
R. Jiménez
Wolverhampton Wanderers
46' Wolves make one change at the break as Traore comes on to replace Jimenez in attack.
Wolves can't exactly afford to take many risks either, given they are playing a man down. They have attacking options to turn to off the bench, but with City scoring at will of late, Nuno will not want to leave his side even more exposed.
Gabriel Jesus has a pair of goals and Wolves are down to 10 men following Willy Boly's sending off as Manchester City are in complete control as they look to make it four wins from four at the Etihad in 2019.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 WOLVES.
45' + 2' The tempo has slowed considerably with City more than content with the position they're in, while Wolves are keen to get this into the break and put a nightmarish first half behind them.
45' As a result of the delays stemming from the sending off and the Jesus injury, there will be a minimum of three minutes added on at the end of this first half.
43' While Wolves were building some momentum following the nightmarish start, they've essentially gone and put the nail in their own coffin with that penalty. It's taken the wind out of their sails as City are dominating possession now with half-time rapidly approaching.
41' Since the start of the 2015-16 season, only Jamie Vardy (12) and Wilfried Zaha (12) have won more penalties in the Premier League than Sterling (11).
Gabriel Jesus
Penalty Goal
Manchester City
39' TWO TO THE GOOD! Jesus makes it 2-0 as he sends Patricio the wrong way to covert from the spot. Goals in three straight now for the striker, who has scored seven times over that span.
38' PENALTY TO CITY! Sterling is played through into the area and he bursts in looking to get on the end of it before being taken to ground by Bennett! It wasn't a bad foul by any means, but there was contact and it's enough for Pawson to award the spot-kick!
36' HUGE CHANCE! Outstanding play on the break from Wolves as they carve through the City side with great pace. Jimenez plays Jonny through down the left, and the full-back flashes a delivery across the face of goal, but Jota just can't get the decisive touch!
35' Another City attack amounts to nothing as a short corner routine eventually results in a pass straying behind for a goal kick. Outside of the goal they've looked surprisingly stale in attack for a side who have scored 16 goals over their last two matches.
33' A decent spell of possession for Wolves leads to them committing a few extra bodies forward, but the end result is a disappointment as an attempted switch of play runs out for a City throw. Still, signs of encouragement for the hosts.
31' Full credit to Wolves who have really done well to settle into their shape since the sending off. They've seen a bit less of the ball, but that's been the only noticeable change since Boly's red card. They haven't let City carve out a chance.
29' Boly is the first Wolves player to be sent off in a Premier League game since Sebastien Bassong versus Arsenal in April 2012.
27' The training staff spend some time tending to Jesus, before the striker eventually jogs off to the touchline under his own power, which earns a roar of applause from the supporters. That is quite a relief to see, as based on the look of that the end result could have been much worse.
25' That is a real nasty collision! Scary scenes at the Etihad as Jesus bravely flings himself at a cross with reckless abandon and winds up crashing hard into the post! He immediately goes to ground grabbing his head, clearly in some pain.
23' It's one-way traffic now with City really forcing the issue, and that figures to be the case for the remainder of this match. Wolves will need to be clinical with their opportunities, which should be quite limited with City sure to dominate possession the rest of the way.
21' The task keeps getting harder for Wolves! It was a tough enough match from the start, but conceding an early goal and going down to 10 men is not a winning recipe at the Etihad. It's likely going to be a case of damage limitation for the visitors going forward.
W. Boly
Red Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
19' DISASTER FOR WOLVES! They're down to 10 men! Boly slides in recklessly with two feet and makes contact with the ball initially, but catches Bernardo Silva dangerously with his follow-through! That really is a brutally unnecessary challenge from the centre-half, who is given his marching orders by referee Craig Pawson!
18' Manchester City have lost none of the previous 19 Premier League games in which Jesus has scored in prior to today (W18 D1), winning each of the last 16.
16' FINE SAVE! Patricio reacts expertly to get a hand to David Silva's effort from just over 20 yards, which took a wicked deflection off Bennett en route to goal. Important piece of goalkeeping, that, to parry over the bar.
Fernandinho
Yellow Card
Manchester City
14' Jota is sprung into space down the left before being hacked down from behind by a bad foul from Fernandinho, who is issued an early caution.
12' That's exactly the sort of start Wolves would have hoped to avoid, falling behind so early, especially after an encouraging start. Surely it will prompt Nuno to change the approach, though Wolves have shown they are comfortable playing from losing positions, coming from behind to beat both Spurs and Chelsea this season.
L. Sané
Assist
Manchester City
10' Sane pieced together a nice run and a wonderfully unselfish assist for Jesus, but Laporte's initial ball deserves a ton of credit as well.
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
Manchester City
10' CITY HAVE THE BREAKTHROUGH! 1-0! Simple, direct football from the hosts as Laporte carves Wolves apart with a delicious ball down the left to play in Sane, who squares for Jesus to turn in from point-blank range as the striker continues his scorching form!
9' Both sides have been able to work the ball around well in the attacking half, showing a good understanding on the front foot. Still awaiting the game's first chance, but both outfits are appearing eager.
7' David Silva is making his 267th Premier League appearance for Manchester City, overtaking Joe Hart (266) as City's all time leading appearance maker in the competition.
5' Wolves produce a decent response as they get forward to win themselves a corner. Boly rises to meet the ensuing delivery, but he can't get his effort anywhere close to the target.
3' Good early pressure is applied by City, as a cross in from the left proves a bit problematic for Wolves, though the visitors eventually deal with the threat. City look hungry to keep the momentum going.
1' AND THEY'RE OFF! Wolves are in their classic gold tops and black shorts as they get the match underway, with Manchester City in sky blue and white.
SUBS: Romain Saiss, Ivan Cavaleiro, Morgan Gibbs-White, Ruben Vinagre, John Ruddy, Helder Costa, Adama Traore.
WOLVES (3-5-2): Rui Patricio; Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady, willy Boly; Matt Doherty, Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Jonny; Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota.
SUBS: Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, Fabian Delph, Ilkay Gundogan, Nicolas Otamendi, Arijanet Muric.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Danilo; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva; Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
Nuno Espirito Santo makes three changes from their last Premier League match, a defeat to Crystal Palace nearly a fortnight ago. Leander Dendoncker and Ruben Neves are restored as Santo opts for an extra body in midfield, while Diogo Jota comes in to partner Raul Jimenez up top. Romain Saiss, Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro give way.
Pep Guardiola makes two changes from the victory over Liverpool their last time out in the league. Sergio Aguero drops to the bench having missed the two cup matches with an illness meaning Gabriel Jesus leads the line, having just scored four goals in the demolition of Burton Albion. Kyle Walker is restored in defence as Danilo moves to left-back and Aymeric Laporte back to his natural position in the centre, with Vincent Kompany missing out with a muscle problem.
The top half of the table beckons for 11th-place Wolves, who would climb all the way into eighth with another upset tonight. They should be full of belief having been the first side to take points off City this season in August’s 1-1 draw at the Molineux.
On paper this would appear a daunting test for Wolves, but Nuno Espirito Santo’s have made a habit of rising to the competition, beating Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea all over the past month.
While Pep Guardiola’s side have not dropped a beat in 2019, they still find themselves playing catch-up in the title race, with Liverpool winning yet again at the weekend to restore their seven-point lead at the summit – one the Citizens will be hoping to shrink back to four tonight.
Manchester City return to Premier League action tonight for the first time since that all-important win over Liverpool, and they do so in remarkably impressive form as they come into this match on the back of 7-0 and 9-0 victories in the FA and EFL Cups.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this Premier League match as Manchester City welcome Wolves to the Etihad!
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