Premier League, Manchester City beat 10-man Wolves: Records broken
Manchester City overcame 10-man Wolves in gameweek 16 of the Premier League 2021-22 season. Raheem Sterling scored for the hosts in what was his 100th Premier League goal. League leaders Man City have opened up a four-point gap over second-placed Liverpool at the moment. This was City's sixth successive win in the PL this season. Here are the key records scripted.
Why does this story matter?
This game didn't have many goals but City will be happy to get the job done and collect three valuable points. They have won their sixth successive league game on the bounce and that's massive ahead of the festive period.
City edge past Wolves 1-0
In a goalless first half, City dominated possession and were in the key areas but failed to break Wolves' resistance. Wolves ended the half on a weaker note when Raul Jimenez picked up two yellow cards in a space of just 38 seconds. In the second half, City had numerous chances. They scored from the penalty spot in the 66th minute.
Sterling registers these feats
Sterling is the third player to score his 100th Premier League goal in 2021 after Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. As per Opta, no other calendar year has seen more players reach the milestone (also three in 2008 and 2012). Sterling is the 32nd player to reach 100 goals in the competition. He is also the eighth-youngest at 27 years and 3 days.
It's a lovely achievement, says Sterling
Sterling said reaching 100 goals in the PL is a lovely achievement, "Every time we play Wolves at home, it's always difficult. It's a lovely achievement, there's some fantastic players in there and I'm honored to join them," said Sterling to BT Sport.
Notable numbers for Man City
As per Opta, Man City have won 32 of their 40 Premier League games in 2021 (D2 L6). Only Liverpool in 1982 (33) have won more matches in a single calendar year in English top-flight history. Meanwhile, City keeper Ederson kept his 100th clean sheet in all competitions (224 matches). This was his eighth clean sheet in the PL this season.
Unwanted record for Wolves' Jimenez
As per Opta, only 31 seconds separated Raul Jimenez's first and second yellow cards (45:50-46:21). It's his first red card in 102 Premier League appearance, while he's the first Mexican to be sent off in the competition.
City get to 38 points
City claimed their 12th win of the season in the Premier League. They have scored 33 goals. City have raced to 38 points. Meanwhile, Wolves suffered their seventh loss of the campaign and are winless in four.