On Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 Manchester City defeats Wolverhampton with the final tally of 5 to 1. Kevin De Bruyne flourished in this match as he strung together an unbelievable performance of devastating finishes as he netted 4 of the 5 goals for Man City in order for the English Premier League (EPL) leading Manchester City to fortify their 3 – point advantage over the 2nd – place Liverpool in the exciting and climatic English Premier League title race.
Kevin De Bruyne’s Masterful Display of Offensive Attacking
In a masterpiece of offensive striking like a beautiful piece of artwork, De Bruyne achieved his hat – trick (3 – goals) by just the 24th – minute of game play during Man City’s torturous devastating destruction of Wolverhampton on their home field non the less. Manchester City’s powerful victory was sending a message to Liverpool as well as the rest of the English Premier League competition.
The Belgium – native midfielder scored his 4th and final goal right around the hour mark of this match with another surgical – like strike right into the bottom corner of the Wolverhampton net in order to guarantee the win for Manchester City last Wednesday evening.
Wolverhampton was able to equalize early on in this match – up during the 11th – minute of game action when Leander Dendoncker tied it all up at 1 – goal apiece, but that excitement for Wolverhampton was very short lived as De Bruyne continued to pour in goal after goal for Man City as they look to secure the English Premier League championship title this season.
Raheem Sterling concluded the scoring during the 84th – minute as Manchester City collected their 5th – goal for the 2nd – consecutive game as Man City came out victorious against Newcastle last Sunday, May 8th, 2022 with the final score of 5 to 0.
Not necessarily in a manner in which to embarrass their opponents in the English Premier League, but Manchester City’s past 2 – dominating wins vs. Wolverhampton as well as Newcastle serves Man City well for their advantage in goal differential. They now have the goal difference edge over Liverpool by a staggering 7 – goals.
This may possibly mean that Pep Guardiola’s club might only have to win just 1 of their final 2 – matches in order to retain the EPL championship title. The 1st – contest against West Ham this Sunday, May 15th, 2022, and their 2nd in a match versus Aston Villa the following week.
Liverpool, who just recently defeated Aston Villa with the final tally of 2 to 1 on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, has EPL league matches upcoming against Southampton as well as Wolverhampton.
One Negative Take Away from the Dominant Victory vs. Wolverhampton
The only downside of Manchester City’s glorious win over Wolverhampton was that their center – back Aymeric Laporte had to come off of the pitch with an obvious knee injury.
Guardiola is already dealing with managing Man City’s football club without 3 of their key defenders in Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, and John Stones who are all lost for the remainder of the 2021 – 2022 European football season.
The Associated Press News Services. “De Bruyne nets 4, City beats Wolves 5 – 1 to take 3 – point lead”. The Associated Press. May 11, 2022.
ESPN News Services. “English Premier League Table 2021 – 22”. ESPN. May 12, 2022.