Jesus hits double as rampant Man City go 15 points sharp with Wolves win

March 03, 2021 Sports
Gabriel Jesus struck doubly Manchester City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 on Tuesday to move 15 points clear near the top of the Premier League with their 21st direct win in every competitions.

City, storming towards their third league title in four years, scored three late goals to wrap up victory and maneuver onto 65 points with 11 games left to play before Manchester United on 50 points with a casino game in hand.

United are in Crystal Palace on Wednesday ahead of facing City by the Etihad Stadium in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

City's latest win equals their club record run of 28 games unbeaten in all competitions, place between April and December 2017.

The margin of defeat was a little harsh on a Wolves side who were on level conditions at the 80-minute mark but City's late surge do reflect their dominance of the overall game.

Pep Guardiola's side took the business lead in the 15th minute through an own goal from Wolves defender Leander Dendoncker who stretched out a good leg and turned the ball in to the net as he tried to lower out a minimal cross from Riyad Mahrez.

City thought that they had a good two-goal cause take in to the interval but Aymeric Laporte's 44th-minute effort was first eliminated for offside.

The impressive Mahrez then induced more chaos running in from the still left and Bernardo Silva's shot was pushed out by Portuguese compatriot Rui Patricio and the City midfielder put his follow-up over the bar.

City kept up the pressure after the break, Kevin De Bruyne had a minimal shot turned wide by Patricio and Mahrez cut in to his still left and blasted goalwards however the Wolves keeper saved good again.

Wolves had threatened little, but were able to draw level in the 61st minute with a diving header from Conor Coady, throwing himself at a perfectly delivered no cost kick from deep by Joao Moutinho.

Yet City didn't panic and continued to force forward within their relentless, passing-and-moving waves, and finally they were rewarded.

Jesus restored City's lead in the 80th minute, driving residence after Wolves didn't clear a low ball in to the box from Kyle Walker.

Mahrez slotted residence the third in the ultimate minute after most sloppy Wolves defending and Jesus added his second in stoppage period after an offside decision was overturned by VAR.

Despite extending the club's record function of wins in every competitions to 21, the most for an English top-flight workforce, Guardiola was in zero mood to discuss the title being in the bag.

"Manchester United. That's all we care (about now)," he said.

"The champions happen to be Liverpool, the crown belongs to them. We will be in the very best position at this time to take them out and we are going to try but they will be the champions.

"There are 33 points to play for."
Source: Thedailystar - Sports