Manchester Metropolis moved nearer to the English Premier League title after they thumped Wolves 5-1 on Wednesday evening.
Pep Guardiola’s facet have been beneath stress to reply to Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Tuesday evening, and so they did it in model.
Kevin de Bruyne stole the present earlier than a fully-packed Molineux Stadium, scoring 4, together with a 24-minute hat-trick.
He opened the scores after simply seven minutes, latching onto a exact Bernado Silva ball to simply beat the keeper from a good angle.
His second was a deflected shot in, moments after the hosts had leveled via Leander Dendoncker.
The Belgian then unleashed an unstoppable shot halfway via the half to provide the champions a 3-1 lead going into the break, earlier than including a fourth within the second interval.
Raheem Sterling scored a fifth late on as they put the Wolves to the sword with yet one more scintillating efficiency.
4 targets. 3 factors. 1 new ball for my youngsters. 😁 pic.twitter.com/AixLjl20zD
— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) May 11, 2022
The win took them three factors away from Liverpool, who sit second, with two matches to go.
Because it stands, Metropolis solely want 4 extra factors to ensure high spot, and might transfer to the brink this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are in FA Cup remaining motion in opposition to Chelsea on Saturday,24 hours later, Guardiola takes his facet to seventh-placed West Ham United.
Metropolis edged previous the Hammers 2-1 when the groups met within the reverse fixture, and one other triumph would go away them with one hand on the trophy.
Liverpool will subsequent be in motion within the Premier League at Southampton on Tuesday, 17 Might, in a match they could must win to forestall Metropolis being topped champions that evening.