Man City defeated 10-man Wolves 3-0 on Saturday thanks to goals from Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland, who both scored their first goals of the year.
Man City Needed Nothing To Take The Lead
At Molineux, Pep Guardiola’s team scored after only 56 seconds, giving Grealish his first memorable game since joining Man City from Aston Villa last year.
Haaland extended Man City’s lead with his 14th goal in 10 appearances across all competitions after leaving Borussia Dortmund for an already-affordable $58 million (£51 million).
When Nathan Collins was dismissed in the first half for an egregious stomach-high foul on Grealish, Wolves lost any hope of mounting a comeback.
The Premier League winners climbed to the top of the standings as Phil Foden capped City’s stroll in the midlands sunshine.
Unbeaten City lead second-placed Arsenal by two points, although Arsenal would retake the lead if they defeated Brentford on Sunday.
“With the two goals and the red card, we had a great start to the game. It was an amazing triumph for them to be here at 12:30 after the Champions League “said Guardiola.
This week, Guardiola claimed that the “extraordinary” Haaland was the “ideal” manager because of how motivated he was to constantly become better.
If the 22-year-old Norwegian keeps on this incredible run, even Guardiola may run out of adjectives to describe him.
After a scorching start to the season, Haaland was voted Premier League Player of the Month for August, and he is already vying for the September honour.
He has scored for City in seven straight games and is the first player to do so in their opening four away Premier League games.
City have gone undefeated in a club record 22 away league games since losing to Tottenham in their season opener last year, demonstrating their desire to win the championship for the sixth time in six seasons.