City battle past Wolves

29 October 2011 05:17

Manchester City overcame Wolves 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium to restore their five-point advantage at the top of the Barclays Premier League despite having captain Vincent Kompany sent off.

City went ahead early in the second half when Edin Dzeko converted the loose ball after Sergio Aguero had pounced on some hesitant play by the previously impressive Wayne Hennessey, and the Wanderers goalkeeper then palmed David Silva's shot into the path of Aleksandar Kolarov, who made it 2-0 in the 67th minute.

Stephen Hunt pulled back a goal from the penalty spot with 15 minutes remaining following Kompany's dismissal for bringing down Kevin Doyle, but substitute Adam Johnson wrapped up the victory for the hosts in stoppage time.

Source: PA