Man City: Gabriel Jesus Scores Twice, Ederson Plays In Midfield, Wolves Fail To Lodge Single Shot On Target In 3-0 Drubbing (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

14th, January 2019

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Manchester City kept the pressure on lead leaders Liverpool with a comfortable victory away to Wolves on Monday night.

The fixture saw David Silva overtake Joe Hart to become the player with the most appearances for City in the Premier League, courtesy of his whopping 267 games for the club in the competition.

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Gabriel Jesus was the star man for the visitors, with the Brazilian netting twice in a routine 3-0 win for the Premier League champions.

It took just 10 minutes for City to take the lead, with Jesus firing home after Aymeric Laporte found Leroy Sané with a superb pass, leaving the German to provide the assist.

On 19 minutes, things went from bad to worse for Wolves when Willy Boly saw red for a dangerous challenge on Bernardo Silva.

While City captain Vincent Kompany had been lucky to dodge a red for a similar challenge on Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah earlier this month, Boly was given his marching orders by referee Craig Pawson.

Despite going a man down, Wolves almost hit back, with wing-back Jonny almost getting on the end of a Diogo Jota centre.

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However, City would double their advantage before the break after Raheem Sterling was tripped in the box.

Jesus stepped up to net his second of the game and his seventh in his last three games for the Citizens.

The second half was a predictably one-sided affair, and Pep Guardiola’s men would eventually get their third of the game on 78 minutes, with the unfortunate Conor Coady turning in a cross from sub Kevin De Bruyne.

The game would end in a 3-0 win for City against a Wolves side who failed to direct a single shot on target in the encounter.

Indeed, Ederson had so little to do all evening that he even found himself roaming around in the midfield at one point…

City go back to within four points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table, as the title race continue to hot up.

Pep’s side have now scored a formidable 19 goals and conceded none in their last three fixtures.

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As for Nuno Espirito Santo and his Wolves side, they stay in the relative comfort of 11th spot in the table.

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