Manchester City defeated 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 at Molineux on Saturday, with Jack Grealish scoring inside the first minute and Erling Haaland scoring his 11th Premier League goal of the season.
In the second half, Phil Foden added a third goal, moving City to the top of the standings with 17 points from seven games. Wolves, on the other hand, are in 16th place with just one win this year.
The home team was reduced to 10 men due to a terrible challenge from defender Nathan Collins, who plunged himself studs-first into Grealish’s midsection and could not have argued against the straight red card.
Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth, there was a moment of silence before kickoff. There was also warm applause from all corners of the stadium to commemorate the monarch’s 70 years on the throne.
Erling Haaland made Premier League records by scoring in each of his first four away contests. He has scored 14 goals for Manchester City this season in 10 games in all competitions. Once within the Wolves’ half, Haaland was allowed to spin and run before firing a low shot beyond Jose Sa.
Pep Guardiola stated before the game that Grealish was signed for £100 million by City for “other reasons” besides goals and assists.
The 27-year- old’s ability to receive and carry the ball under pressure is commendable, but three Premier League goals and as many assists for City going into this weekend did not constitute an acceptable return. He completed 31 of his 33 passes on Saturday, with 21 triumphs occurring within the Wolves’ half. These statistics will satisfy Guardiola just as much as the goal undoubtedly did Grealish as it eased a weight off of him.
Points were secured when Foden converted a low cross from De Bruyne into the six-yard area.
With the victory, City has now gone 22 games without losing in the Premier League, a club record.