City are just three points behind Manchester United with a mouth-watering derby in store at the Etihad Stadium after goals from Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri ensured victory over Wolves.
The side representing the proud old Midlands club put up a brave fight, but an efficient performance from the Blues ensured the win that perfectly sets up the game on 30 April.
Everton’s stirring comeback at Old Trafford earlier in the day gave City an even greater incentive, knowing that a win at Molineux would narrow the gap with the derby to come and superior goal difference over United also in hand.
There was just the one change from the starting eleven that had swept Norwich aside, with Yaya Toure replacing Nigel de Jong to give the Blues even more of an attacking edge. A minor strain kept Micah Richards out of the reckoning, but the news was that he was likely to be available for derby eight days later.Read full match report
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As of: 22 April 2012, 5:57 PMView full league table
- Duration: 93 minutes
- Home possession: 52%
- Away possession: 48%
- Home: 3
- Away: 5
- Home: 6
- Away: 12
- Home: 2
- Away: 4