Manchester City’s bid to regain their Premier League title received off to a profitable begin as a Kevin De Bruyne masterclass galvanised the Residents to a 3-1 victory over Wolves at Molineux.
Pep Guardiola’s males, led by the infallible Belgian playmaker, survived a late Wanderers scare to safe their first win towards Nuno Espirito Santo’s aspect in 4 outings.
This didn’t really feel like a City aspect who haven’t performed a aggressive match for 37 days. The truth is, they got here out the blocks like a staff who had been on a title cost.
And it was De Bruyne who opened the scoring from the spot after 19 minutes when he was introduced down within the space following a slipshod problem from Roman Saiss.
The Belgium worldwide buried the penalty and Guardiola’s unrelenting aspect continued to pile the strain on.
Phil Foden, who was caught up in controversy earlier this summer time while on England responsibility, made it 2-Zero after 32 minutes when he fired in Raheem Sterling’s cross following a slick City transfer.
Following the break, Wolves lastly discovered their spark however wasted a number of probabilities as Daniel Podence shot extensive earlier than chipping an excellent likelihood over when put via.
Wolves’ talisman Raul Jimenez additionally blew a effective opening when he side-footed extensive from six yards.
However the Mexican later made amends for his miss after he headed house from shut vary after a superb piece of ability from Podence.
Wolves pushed for an equaliser but it surely was not forthcoming and, simply after the ultimate of 4 added minutes had ticked by, Gabriel Jesus squeezed house a 3rd purpose to seal victory for the guests.