Manchester City Move 14 Points Clear At The Top Of The Premier League

Manchester City are looking as strong as in their bid to claim yet another Premier League trophy in 2021.

The Citizens beat Wolves to stretch their winning run to 21 games.

One day later Manchester United dropped points at Crystal Palace to strengthen City’s lead at the top.

Manchester City 4-1 Wolves

City got off to a good start at the Etihad Stadium.

Riyad Mahrez delivered a cross that was deflected into the net by Wolves defender Leander Dendoncker after 14 minutes.

On the brink of half time City seemed to have doubled their lead when Aymeric Laporte nodded home from just outside the six-yard box. However, the goal was quickly overturned as the Frenchman was standing in an offside position when the ball was played in.

Wolves scored an unlikely equaliser with just over an hour gone. Conor Coady latched onto a free kick to bring his side level. The City winning run was now under serious threat.

The league leaders continue to push for a winner and finally went in front after 80 minutes. Kyle Walker delivered a ball into the box which was only partially cleared by the Wolves defenders. Gabriel Jesus then pounced on the loose ball to score and give his side the 2-1 lead.

City didn’t stop there. Ten minutes later and they increased their lead to 3-1. Wolves substitute Owen Otasowie lost the ball on the edge of his box and was made to pay. Mahrez slotted the ball to give his side a commanding lead.

The scoring was complete when Jesus popped the ball in for his second goal of the night in stoppage time. İlkay Gündoğan struck a powerful long range shot that forced the Wolves goalkeeper into a save. The Portuguese international could only parry the ball and Jesus was there to make him pay. The Video Assistant Referee investigated a possible offside before the goal was eventually given.

City win 4-1 and stretch their Premier League lead to 15 points.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United

Manchester United needed to win at Crystal Palace to keep pace with their uber successful neighbours. Unfortunately for United fans that did not happen tonight.

Nemanja Matic’s 12th-minute shot was the only shot United had on target all game. They eventually limped to a 0-0 draw in what was the most unentertaining of games.

The gap between the two Manchester sides now stands at 14 points.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men should now be more worried about the chasing pack who are much more likely to catch them, than they are to catch City.

Leicester City drew away at Burnley and remain just one point off the Red Devils in third place.

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes and his West Ham side are five points further back in fourth place but have a game in hand on the three teams above them.

Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton are too far behind either and will all be vying to a place in the top four of the Premier League.

Do you think Manchester City are the uncrowned Premier League champions after establishing a fourteen-point lead?