Raheem Stirling notches 100th Premier League goal in win over Wolves

League leaders overcome 10-man Wolves after Jimenez red card changes the game

Raheem Stirling celebrates scoring what turned out to be the winner. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Raheem Stirling celebrates scoring what turned out to be the winner. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

 

Manchester City 1 Wolves 0

England forward Raheem Sterling’s 100th Premier League goal was enough to earn leaders Manchester City a 1-0 win over 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Wolves were doing a fine job of frustrating City in the opening period before striker Raul Jimenez’s dismissal for two yellow cards in quick succession in first-half stoppage time changed the complexion of the game.

City dominated the second half as a result, edging in front through Sterling’s penalty - a decision that required a lengthy VAR check - in the 66th minute.

The home side had plenty of chances to make the result more comfortable, with Jack Grealish’s struggles since becoming the British record transfer in the close season continuing as he missed from close range.

However, one goal proved enough for City who picked up their sixth successive league win to move four points clear of Liverpool, who host Aston Villa later on Saturday, at the top of the standings.

Wolves, who battled hard as decisions went against them at the Etihad Stadium, stay eighth on 21 from 16 games.

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