Manchester City closed the gap on league leaders Liverpool to four points after comfortably beating Wolves 3-0 at the Etihad tonight.
The reigning Premier League Champions took the lead through rejuvenated striker Gabriel Jesus on nine minutes and the game was all but over as a contest 10 minutes later when Wolves centre-back Wily Boly was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Bernardo Silva.
Brazil international Jesus doubled City’s lead from the penalty spot on 39 minutes, before a late Conor Coady own goal sealed the win for Pep Guardiola’s side.
While Guardiola was pleased to close the gap to Jurgen Klopp’s side at the top of the table, the former Barcelona coach felt his team could have been more aggressive after Wolves went down to 10 men.
“We have played a lot of time with ten against 11 and we should be more aggressive in our attacking play, but we have a lot of matches in our minds and our legs.’’ Guardiola told Sky Sports.
”We were solid and didn’t give away many chances so it is three points to keep the pressure on the team at the top of the table.
“Most teams come here and defend deep and it is not easy, but we did it well and we got a third to take us closer to Liverpool.”