Pep Guardiola mixed his squad in the Etihad against the team that doubled the championship against them last season.

Manchester City tied their club record of 28 unbeaten games on Tuesday, beating Wolverhampton 4-1 to open a 15-point lead atop the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola mixed his squad in the Etihad against the team that doubled the championship against them last season.

City were forced to sweat after Conor Coady managed to equalize in the second half to nullify a goal against their early side of Leander Dendoncker.

But two late goals from Gabriel Jesus and one strike from Riyad Mahrez sealed the three points.

City’s 28-game unbeaten streak in all competitions equates to their run from April to December 2017 and they are the favorites to win a third Premier League title in four years.

The victory was their 21st in a row as they set off in search of an unprecedented quadruple.

The home side played with the visitors from the opening whistle, monopolizing possession as Wolves struggled to gain a foothold.

Raheem Sterling had an early chance stifled by Rui Patricio.

But City’s dominance paid off when Dendoncker couldn’t direct the ball into his own net until the 15th minute.

Mahrez made a sharp run to the right, placing himself behind City’s defense and was brilliantly chosen by midfielder Rodrigo.

The Algeria international whipped the ball in the face of the goal and Dendoncker, with Sterling hovering menacingly behind him, inadvertently found the net.

Laporte had an effort ruled out for offside and Bernardo Silva flared up after Patricio cleverly saves his header on the stroke of half-time.

City nearly doubled their lead early in the second half, but Patricio had cleverly descended to their left to make a fingertip save from Kevin De Bruyne after a clever move.

Minutes later he pushed a Mahrez shot as City looked to make the score look more realistic.

But incredibly, Wolves were tied just past the hour mark when Coady led Joao Moutinho’s free kick.

City turned up the heat and regained the lead with 10 minutes remaining. The wolves failed to cut a cross off Kyle Walker and Jesus turned to come home from close range.

Guardiola’s men put the result beyond doubt when Mahrez got in their third in the 90th minute and Jesus won a fourth with the last kick of the match, awarded after a long VAR check.

City’s winning streak is the third best streak among teams in Europe’s top five leagues, behind Bayern Munich’s 23 consecutive wins in 2020 and Real Madrid’s 22 successive wins in 2014.

What’s even more amazing is that they started the season slowly, with many commentators predicting the closest Premier League title race in years.

Instead, Guardiola’s men turn the race into a procession.

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