Erling Haaland resumed his remarkable scoring streak as Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a comfortable victory against 10-man Wolves at Molineux.
Just 55 seconds had passed for the hosts after just one touch of the ball by Jack Grealish gave City the lead.
Haaland extended the visitors’ lead after 16 minutes with a long-range shot, giving him goals in seven straight games and 14 in the previous nine.
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Even after Nathan Collins was dismissed for a high challenge on Grealish in the first half, a determined Wolves persisted in trying to attack.
They never seemed likely to add to their pitiful record of three league goals. However, with Raul Jimenez out due to injury and new addition, Diego Costa was not judged healthy enough for any role beyond greeting some supporters before the game.
City, on the other hand, has 23, and Phil Foden, who assisted Kevin de Bruyne in clinching his team’s triumph, scored the last goal halfway through the second half.