Wolverhampton - Manchester City relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers
from the Premier League and moved to within three points of leader
Manchester United by winning 2-0 at Molineux on Sunday.
4-4 draw at home to Everton hours earlier gave City the chance to put
the title race in their own hands once again and they didn't pass up the
Sergio Aguero scored a well-taken opener in the
27th minute and after City weathered some Wolves pressure at the start
of the second half, Samir Nasri made the points safe in the 74th.
two Manchester clubs meet at the Etihad Stadium on April 30, a home
match City may have to win if they are to end their 44-year wait for the
City manager Roberto Mancini has declared for the
past two weeks that the title race is over after a recent blip saw the
longtime leaders fall five points behind United, but it is all to play
The pressure was on City after United's unexpected
result against Everton and they handled it well against a side that had
to win to keep alive their faint hopes of surviving relegation.
had Gael Clichy to thank for his goal, the France left back curling
over a fine cross that the Argentina striker controlled before
sidefooting past goalkeeper Dorus de Vries from 10 yards.
were far from convincing after taking the lead, with Wolves piling
forward in search of goals without genuinely testing visiting goalkeeper
And there was a sense of relief among City's players
when Nasri secured victory, running onto a pass from Carlos Tevez and
finding the corner of the net with a low finish.
despite having three matches left, Wolves have imploded since the turn
of the year with just one win - against Queens Park Rangers in February -
in their last 21 games.