Brazilian scores twice as leaders beat Wolves with late goal flurry
Gabriel Jesus struck twice to help leaders Manchester City to a 15th consecutive win as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium.
Riyad Mahrez’s low cross was turned into his own net by Leander Dendoncker to put Man City in front after 15 minutes.
Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio saved from Bernardo Silva’s header to keep the dominant hosts’ lead to a single goal at half-time.
Conor Coady provided hope for the visitors when he headed in from Joao Moutinho’s wide free-kick on 61 minutes to score with his first ever shot on target in the competition.
Raheem Sterling hit a post as City responded and Jesus fired in from close range to restore their advantage with 10 minutes remaining.
Mahrez’s sweeping finish on 90 minutes and an added-time tap-in for Jesus’s second following a VAR review wrapped up the victory, leaving City 15 points clear of second-placed Manchester United having played a match more.
Wolves stay 12th on 34 points.