Sports Desk, Sep 17 (EFE).- Two of Manchester City’s talismans Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne got involved in the action Saturday with a goal and two assists, respectively, against a Wolverhampton Wanderers who went a goal down within a minute and played with 10 men for most of the match after a reckless challenge by Nathan Collins.
Wolves’ defensive strength — having conceded four in six games — was dismantled by City at the Molineux.
That tally jumped in the 54th second when de Bruyne put it on a plate for Jack Grealish to get his name on the scoreboard.
Haaland collected a loose ball in the 16th minute and exploited the space gifted to him by the Wolves defense, bringing toward the box and shooting back across José Sá into the bottom left-hand corner.
Wolves’ defensive woes took a turn for the worse when Collins got himself a straight red following a rash challenge on Grealish before half time.
The hosts held the scoreline at 0-2 until the 69th when Haaland linked with de Bruyne to set up Phil Foden, who bagged the third. EFE