Man City player ratings and match images as Grealish, Haaland & Foden down Wolves
Manchester City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 at Molineux on Saturday.
Manchester City enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolverhamtpon Wanderers on Saturday in their final Premier League match before the international break.
Goals from Jack Grealish, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden wrapped up the points for City, who played against 10 men for most of the afternoon.
The game was preceded by a minute’s silence in honour of the late Queen, while a rendition of God Save the King was sung from the centre circle.
When the game did get under way it took just 55 seconds for Grealish to put the visitors ahead. Kevin De Bruyne sent in a delicious cross to the back post after some good link-up play with Foden, and Grealish just nipped ahead of Jonny to poke the ball into the back of the net.
Wolves managed some half chances via Matheus Nunes and Joao Moutinho strikes, but on 16 minutes City doubled their advantage.
Fresh from his game-winning exploits in midweek, Haaland, who hadn’t been involved until that point, picked the ball up and drove at Max Kilman. The young centre-back tied himself in knots, allowing Haaland to take a right-footed effort from the edge of the box which ultimately nestled in the bottom corner via Jose Sa’s right post.
It went from bad to worse for Wolves as Nathan Collins was sent off after 33 minutes for a high tackle on Grealish. Intentionally or not, the defender’s wild and high lunge caught Grealish in the stomach and left Anthony Taylor with little choice other than to show him a straight red card.
Rodri had a shot saved by Sa and De Bruyne saw two efforts flash wide before the end of a half City largely dominated.
City started the second period slowly and it took until the 67th minute for the champions to create a decent chance, with Sa keeping out Haaland’s effort.
But soon after it was 3-0 as Foden flicked in with his right foot following De Bruyne’s fizzed cross into the box.
From there it was a quiet end to the game with the changes and points being secured meaning there was little to play for.
Other than speculative shots from Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez and Cole Palmer, there wasn’t much action in the latter stages.
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