English Premiership

Man City relegate Wolves

2012-04-22 19:02
Sergio Aguero (AP)

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.

United's 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 opportunity.

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.

The 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 league title.

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 for now.

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.

Aguero 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.

City were far from convincing after taking the lead, with Wolves piling forward in search of goals without genuinely testing visiting goalkeeper Joe Hart.

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.

Relegated 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.

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