Manchester City stretched their winning run in all competitions to 21 games, after three goals in the final 10 minutes helped them to a 4-1 victory over Wolves on Tuesday evening.

As expected, City started in the ascendency and would take the lead when Riyad Mahrez’s cutback was diverted into his own net by Leander Dendoncker inside 16 minutes.

The hosts barely let their opponents have a kick for the rest of the first half and thought they had scored again just before the break, only for Aymeric Laporte’s strike to be ruled out for offside.

Gabriel Jesus! ?

Man City have their lead back after great work down the right by Kyle Walker ?

A great response from the Premier League leaders!

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City continued to dominate until, incredibly, Wolves scored with their first shot of the game on the hour mark. Conor Coady was the hero, nodding home Joao Moutinho’s free kick to level up the scores.

Wolves then had a handful of additional chances before City began to dial up the pressure once again. Eventually this paid off, when Jesus capitalised on the chaos in Wolves’ box following Kyle Walker searching cross by smashing home from close range. Mahrez then put the game beyond all doubt, finishing calmly in the box after a mistake from Owen Otasowie.

Then with the last kick of the game, Jesus netted a second goal which took an infuriatingly long amount of time to be confirmed by VAR.

Here are your player ratings from the Etihad Stadium…

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Adama Traore, Rodri, Ruben Dias
City rarely let Wolves slip through | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Bernardo Silva
Bernardo Silva came close to scoring in the first half | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

3. Forwards

Jonny, Riyad Mahrez
Mahrez gave Jonny a long night | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10 – Showed good composure in the build up to the third goal.


Conor Coady, Romain Saiss, Fabio Silva
Coady nodded home an equaliser in the second half | Pool/Getty Images

6. Wing backs & midfielders

Gabriel Jesus, Romain Saiss, Ruben Neves
Wolves’ midfield were forced deep throughout proceedings | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Adama Traore, Rodri, Ruben Dias
Traore led the line for his side | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

8. Substitutes

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves: Player ratings as Cityzens extend winning run to 21 games
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