Manchester City 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Nervy City Stay Five Points Clear (Photos)

Alan Duffy

30th, October 2011


By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers – Premier League – 29th October 2011

Roberto Mancini’s star-studded squad had to dig deep to secure yet another league victory, this time at the Etihad Stadium.

2-0 up, courtesy of strikes from Bosnian Edin Dzeko and Serb Alexander Kolarov, the Citizens then saw captain Vincent Kompany sent off for a last-man challenge on Kevin Doyle in the box after a shaky-looking Joe Hart had spilled the ball.  The most Irish-looking footballer ever, Stephen Hunt, scored with the subsequent penalty kick to set up a nervy last 15 minutes for the home side.

Eventually, City did score again, with Adam Johnson netting late on. The win keeps the nouveau-riche City five points clear at the top while Mick McCarthy’s Wolves hover just above the relegation zone.


Bob and Mick

Dzeko opens the scoring

Stephen Ward challenges Sergio Aguero

Super Mario

Kolarov celebrates his goal

Kompany is sent off

Stephen Hunt (behind Barry, no. 18), nets his spot-kick

Adam Johnson secures the points for City

Photos: PA