Manchester City maintained their Premier League title chase with a superb effort in the Midlands, just 24 hours after Liverpool salvaged a 2-1 victory away at Aston Villa.
The Sky Blues sailed over European hopefuls Wolves on Wednesday night, winning 5-1 at Molineux. They now have just two more top-flight fixtures to complete.
Pep Guardiola’s side showed no signs of being shaken by their Champions League exit last week, with Kevin De Bruyne scoring four solo goals, including a hat-trick in the first half.
Man City demolished Molineux, putting on a rout away from the Etihad and improving their goal difference.
Guardiola was undoubtedly watching from home as Liverpool came behind to win 2-1 at Villa Park on Tuesday night. There’s no doubt he was urging his team to stay focused.
They knew that a win in the Midlands would extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to three points. The former Bayern Munich coach was praised for his team’s outstanding performance at Molineux.
The English heavyweights have found a clinical edge in the final third after going into half-time with a commanding 3-1 lead. And not being asked many questions after the break.
Despite exiting the Champions League after a stunning 6-5 aggregate defeat against Real Madrid earlier this month. Guardiola’s side has now won their previous five Premier League matches.
The city has won its last five Premier League games by a cumulative score of 22-2, putting them in contention for their third title in five seasons.
Wednesday’s visitors will want to maintain their winning streak when they play Europa League semi-finalists, West Ham, in their last game.
De Bruyne’s Haaland-esc display
Guardiola was undoubtedly watching from home as Liverpool came from behind to win 2-1 at Villa Park on Tuesday night. There’s no doubt he was urging his team to stay focused.
Knowing that a win in the Midlands would extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to three points. The former Bayern Munich coach was full of praise for his team’s outstanding performance at Molineux.
De Bruyne did a great job as Guardiola’s false number nine, scoring his first Manchester City hat-trick just 24 minutes. After a beautiful, driven strike from outside the box.
Many still consider the 30-year-old a long shot in this year’s Ballon d’Or race3. His performance at Molineux only highlighted why he has regarded as one of the world’s best.
Despite the fact that the 88-cap international struggled in the second leg against Los Blancos last week. De Bruyne is the man leading City’s bid for a sixth Premier League title.
His fourth shot 15 minutes after the break was the first time City’s talisman. He had scored four goals in a single game during his long career. Also, mimicking Haaland’s famous celebration as he tallied up his first-half hat-trick.
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