January 2019
City 3 Wolves 0
January 14th 2019 att.54,171
City's recent good form continued with a comfortable win over Wolves who had caused problems here last season. An early goal by Jesus and a red card for Boly enabled the sky blues to win without having to extend themselves. Having notched 4 goals in his last game Jesus is full of confidence and increased his goal tally for the season to 14 - level with Aguero with his second - from the penalty spot. Jesus has scored 12 goals in his last 8 games at the Etihad. Not bad for a back-up for Aguero!
David Silva made his 267th Premiership appearance overtaking the 266 by Joe Hart. He should get past the 300 mark. Ederson did not have a shot to save Wolves failing to get anything on target!
The visitors had to defend for nearly all the game and restricted City to three goals.
So the Liverpool lead is only 4 points now and the rest of the season will be interesting. I cannot remember whether I have ever watched City on a Monday night before!
We thought De Bruyne and Aguero would start but both were on the bench - Jesus and Benardo keeping their places. Walker was at right back and Danilo moved the left.
Skipper for the day David Silva made his 267th appearance in the Premier League for City
As expected Wolves brought lots of fans
An early long throw by Bennett failed to upset City
After ten minutes a great pass by Laporte found Sane dashing down the wing and he crossed......
......to the waiting Jesus who beat the keeper to score
He just can't help scoring now so his confidence is high
Benardo gets instructions before the restart
Doherty has a shot
Fernandinho gets a yellow card for a foul on Jota but the free kick is easily saved by Ederson
A good shot from Silva is saved for a corner
Jesus is well marked as City pile on the pressure
Bad news for Wolves on 19 minutes when Boly is sent off for a bad foul on Benardo
There was a delay while Wolves protested and Benardo got treatment
Patricio saves from Jesus
Jesus goes tumbling over near the post
PLay had gone on until someone spotted the injured Jesus and the ref stopped the game
Ederson has to collect
Sane has a shot blocked
A rare Wolves attack ends in a goal kick
Sterling tries to break through.......
...and ends up being brought down by Bennett and the ref points to the spot
Jesus takes the kick and it's two nil to City
The keeper saves from Sane
Wolves brought on Traore and he raised their game a notch
Walker tries to add to his goal tally but the keeper saves
60 minutes and it's time for Kevin to come on
Silva gets a standing ovation as he goes off
More work for their keeper as City continue to attack
A shot from di Bruyne goes wide
Sterling is foiled!
City continue to attack and Patricio has to save from de Bruyne
Pep demands more goals and almost immediately a cross from De Bruyne.....
.....is deflected into his own goal by defender - Coady - and City are three up
game over and time for celebration
Ederson tries out his midfielder skills !
Traore makes a break and the Wolves fans have something to shout about
City fail to score any more and soon it's full time to end a game that will not stay in the memory bank for long!
Ederson 6: Walker7 Stones 7, Laporte 7, Danilo 6.5: Fernandinho 7.5, Silva 7.5 ( De Bruyne), Benardo 7, Sane 7.5 (Gundogan), Sterling 7, Jesus 8 (Aguero)
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