Man City continued their streak of winning matches with a 4-1 hammering of Wolverhampton Wanderers in their latest encounter. The winning streak of 21 is a club record. The streak impressively comes at a time when the calendar is packed to the brim for the club. Man City is also on a 28 match undefeated streak.
Coach Pep Guardiola said that all the focus is now on getting more points than second-placed Manchester United. Man City face United on Sunday. However, Man City has an immense lead of 15 points with one more match played over their local rivals.
Man City Leaving It Late
Contrary to the scoreline, Man City had failed to put the ball in the net for much of the game. The score was 1-1 till the 80th minute. As with their game against West Ham last week, City dominated the field throughout. However, Wolves had come prepared to defend against the favorites, like most other clubs.
The Man City pressure finally made Wolves crumble as a shot by Mahrez was turned into his own goal by Leander Dendoncker. For the rest of the match, City hammered at Wolves’ door but failed to get in, with a goal by Laporte being ruled offside. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Wolves captain Conor Coady expertly headed in a curling freekick from Joao Moutinho.
Guardiola said that the players thought of the conceded goal as unfair, however, he believes it will teach them to always be on guard.
Even with all the pressure, it seemed City was struggling to put the game to rest. However, in the final ten minutes of the match, Manchester City further increased their tempo and fired 3 goals in quick succession. Their ferocity in those minutes well and truly crushed Wolves’ hopes of holding onto a singular point.