Erling Haaland kept up his remarkable scoring streak as Manchester City defeated 10-man Wolves at Molineux to return to the top of the Premier League.
Just 55 seconds had passed for the hosts after only 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.
Even after Nathan Collins was dismissed for a high tackle on Grealish in the first half, a determined Wolves persisted in trying to attack.
They never appeared likely to add to their pathetic record of three league goals, however, with Raul Jimenez out due to injury and new addition Diego Costa not deemed fit enough for any involvement beyond greeting some fans prior to the game.
City, on the other hand, has 23, and Phil Foden, who assisted Kevin de Bruyne in clinching his team’s victory, scored the final goal midway through the second half.