City raise hopes as Wolves drop

Sun, Apr 22, 2012, 01:00

Wolves 0 Manchester City 2:Manchester City closed the gap on leaders Manchester United to three points and doomed Wolves to relegation with victory in the Premier League clash at Molineux.

Roberto Mancini’s side capitalised on the title life-line handed to them via United’s shock 4-4 home draw with Everton earlier in the afternoon, while Terry Connor’s side became the first side to drop out of the top flight this season.

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri sealed victory for the visitors who now have their fate back in their own hands ahead of next Monday’s derby with United at the Emirates.

City have a superior goal difference to United and, if they win their last three games, they will claim the title.

There was little doubt about the outcome at Molineux once Aguero had broken the deadlock just before the half-hour mark.

Wolves showed plenty of spirit but defeat has brought an end to their three-year tenure in the top flight after a dreadful campaign.

They briefly led the division after collecting seven points from the opening three games but since then have picked up just 16 out of a possible 96.

Connor was handed the responsibility of keeping Wolves up after replacing the sacked Mick McCarthy in February but two points from 10 games under him have sealed their fate.