Man City's Grealish, Haaland, and Foden secure 3-0 victory over Wolves, propelling them to the top of the Premier League
Erling Haaland struck again as Manchester City went top of the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Wolves at Molineux.
First-half goals from Jack Grealish and Haaland put the visitors in control, while Phil Foden sealed the points midway through the second half. Haaland has now scored in his first four Premier League away games, setting a new record.
Wolves played just under an hour with a numerical disadvantage after Nathan Collins was shown a straight red card for a high challenge on Grealish.
Pep Guardiola's City side have now won each of the last five league meetings between these teams, netting 16 goals while conceding just three.
100 - Erling Haaland has scored 100 goals in his last 99 games in all competitions since leaving RB Salzburg in January 2020. Unrelenting. pic.twitter.com/lREffpQPtL— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 17, 2022
City scored five at Molineux in May and took just 55 seconds to break the deadlock this time, with Foden and Kevin De Bruyne combining during a swift counter before Grealish applied the finishing touch to the latter's cross.
Goncalo Guedes was denied from a tight angle at the other end before City doubled their lead in the 16th minute. Another quick break saw Bernardo Silva release Haaland, who drilled a low 20-yard shot beyond Jose Sa.
Wolves' task became even more difficult in the 33rd minute when Collins received his marching orders after clattering into Grealish.
The Premier League's lowest scorers this season with just three goals, the hosts had failed to net in the second half of their previous seven matches in the competition. True to form, they barely threatened after the break.
City took advantage by sealing the points in the 69th minute. Haaland and De Bruyne were involved in another sweeping counter by the visitors, with Foden flicking home the latter's perfectly timed centre.
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