Last Updated: 29/10/11 4:54pm
City were made to fight hard for the win with goals from Dzeko and Kolarov giving the home side a two-goal lead. Stephen Hunt reduced the arrears from the penalty spot, but the home side had the final say with Adam Johnson scoring in injury time.
That's it! The full time whistle goes and the Premier League leaders have won again courtesy of a 3-1 success over Wolves at the Etihad.
Balotelli broke clear after disposessing Johnson. He picked out Toure, who in turn found Johnson and his left-footed curler bounced inside Hennessey's far post. Super finish.
Nerves are jangling as Johnson hauls down Ebanks-Blake. Chance for Wolves to deliver a set-piece into Hart's penalty area.
Stephen Hunt has scored and pulled a goal back for the visitors after sending Hart the wrong way. How will the ten men cope now?
It was Guedioura's shot that caused problems and now Wolves have a lifeline to get back into the game.
Penalty for Wolves as Doyle goes down under a challenge from Kompany after Hart saved a shot. The defender has been sent off as he was the last man.
Dreadful finish from Balotelli. Aguero did so well to work the space, but the Italian was a bit complacent and side-footed his effort over.
Silva's curling left-footed shot is only blocked by Hennessey and Kolarov has continued his run to finish off a simple tap in.
Lovely one-two between Aguero and Silva, but the striker's shot is poor and actually goes out for a throw-in. Neat build-up play however.
With Johnson coming on it looks like City have switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation with Aguero leading the line.
Free-kick to Wolves for Dzeko's push on Johnson. The striker goes into the referee's notebook for persistent infringement.
It's turned into a thriller now with City ahead. The ball is going from end to end. Wolves are not going down without a fight.
Hennessey makes a mistake and pays a heavy price. He dwells on the ball and is caught out by Aguero. The ball falls kindly for Dzeko and he scores into the unguarded net. City lead.
Lescott does well to win the ball from Doyle. The striker then hauls back the defender and subsequently booked by Attwell.
city may have scored the most second half goals but wolves have conceded the least, could be interesting, come on the wolves!! keep calm and stick with mick COYW - Jamie R
maybe wolves stand a chance? city seem to be a little rattled, i can see the visitors knicking this. city may have great players but wolves seem to be up for the fight, but still think karl henry need to be replaced by milijas!! henry is the weak link and city could play that to theire advantage!! its the only way city are gonna win this one - Paul P
Once City score the first goal more will all fly in, im going for a 4-0 win, Hennesey has played a blinder though, Trev The City Fan
Surprised City haven't scored yet but I still think they'll win by at least a two-goal margin. If they don't then I'll be less than impressed! - Elijah
"I think this is the time that Roberto Mancini earns his pay packet. Last Sunday there was little pressure on Man. City to win the game, all the pressure was on Man Utd to win the game as they had virtually ruled Britain for the last 20 years. However, now, the pressure is all on Man City because they aren't the underdogs anymore, perhaps the level of expectancy has hit their players. Well done to Wayne Hennessey for the saves he's made- I'm thinking this will be tricky now for City, I'm backing them to nip the game in the bud and nick it 1-0." Gabriel Sutton
Mick McCarthy will be delighted by his side's first-half display. The visitors are unlikely to make any changes during the break. City have plenty of options on the bench. I wonder how long Mancini will leave it before introducing red-hot Balotelli into the fray.
The good news for City fans is that 76% of their goals in the Premier League this season have come in the second half, the highest % in the competition.
The half-time whistle goes and it's scoreless at the interval. City 0 Wolves 0. The home side have created the better chances, but Hennessey in Wolves' goal has been superb. Attwell is getting booed as he leaves the field.
Another sublime save from Hennessey. Aguero picks out Silva and he feeds Dzeko, whose shot is somehow pushed wide by the ex-City youngster. Half the ground thought it was in.
Wolves are now on the front foot and have the chance to swing in a ball after Nasri concedes a free-kick.
Awful as Toure skies it over after Richards' initial cross was blocked. Good work in the build up from Aguero and Silva.
Nasri's long-range effort is well off target. I'm sensing a bit of frustration from the home side and fans.
That should have been the opening goal as Aguero makes a complete hash of Richards' cross in the middle.
Superb save from Hennessey denies Aguero! The striker controlled Silva's pass and angled a shot that the Welsh keeper managed to tip wide. Tip notch keeping.
Are man city going to win, yes of course they are, they should beat a team like wolves, but their fans cockyness may lead to their downfall today, come on you mighty wolves from joe the wolves fan
Silly foul from Barry on O'Hara brings about the first booking of the game. He was never going to win the ball, but tried anyway.
Guedioura tries his luck from distance, but it's poor and rolls harmlessly wide of Hart's right hand upright.
Prior to that chance I was going to describe City's style of play as a light blue-looking Barcelona due to their heavy possession.
Decent chance. Richards crosses, but Dzeko is unable to get his shot on target following Johnson's interception.
City are pressing, but a number of players fail to pull the trigger when presented with a chance to test Hennessey.
I believe even if wolves decided to adopt a 6-3-1 formation and the formalities are over the game will be conceded before half time and predict a 4-0 scoreline to City and Lescott to get on the score sheet - Dave Maxwell
Half a chance for Wolves. Hunt has time and space on the edge of City's penalty area and picks out Doyle's run. The striker gets his shot away across Hart's goal but it was never troubling the keeper.
Man city to win easily 4-0 with two from Silva, one Dzeko and one Aguero. COME ON YOU CITY from Ikemble
On a side note Micah Richards makes his 200th #MCFC appearance today as well as his 150th Premier League appearance.
The teams have emerged from the tunnel and are now on the pitch. Great reception from both sets of fans.
"Man City will score at least four. Think Aguero will score twice in the first half, Silva once in the second half, Balotelli comes on as a sub and scores once. After City's performance against Wolves in the Cup, I think Wolves might get a consolation through Doyle. Silva for Man of the Match" Elijah Handley
The big kick off here is just nine minutes away! Highlights of City's 6-1 win over United have just been played in the ground.
Having bagged eleven goals in the last two matches the league leaders are just 4/1 hit five against Wolves at the Etihad this afternoon. Edin Dzeko gets a start a with Aguero and is 7/2 to score a brace, it's 21/10 for the pair to both score. The unlikely event of Wolves leaving with some points is available at 6/1 for the draw and 16/1 for the win.
Earlier in the day Manchester United edged out Everton at Goodison Park while Robin van Persie hit a stunning hat-trick as Arsenal claimed a 5-3 success over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
I'm apparently dressed for the winter Olympics apparently, but it's not too cold to be fair. There looks a decent following of Wolves support while the home stands are filling nicely.
It's just about the perfect day for football here in Manchester. It was raining earlier on, but that has all cleared now and it's blue skies above.
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy made six alterations from the cup tie, striker Kevin Doyle one of those keeping his place and midfielder Jamie O'Hara among the men coming back in.
Man City boss Mancini made eight changes from the 5-2 Carling Cup win over Wanderers in midweek, with Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko the survivors from that game and the likes of Joe Hart, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Sergio Aguero returning to the team.
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Interesting game this one. As a Wolves fan it's a good game to have come around. Wolves on a rotten run and in poor form and just taken a mauling from the title contenders in midweek. If City put another 5 or 6 past Wolves nobody will be either surprised or too critical. McCarthy is obviously going to make this as difficult as possible for City, expect a reverting to the tactics of last season - Doyle up front on his own and a packed midfield. All depends on how soon the first City goal comes......if it comes early I expect another battering. If Wolves hold out 1st half, there's a chance of a mini surprise i.e a point. I've gone for City 4 Wolves 1 but I REALLY REALLY hope I'm wrong!!! Cheers, Justin Green from Halesowen
"Surprise, surprise, I'm backing Man City to win this one. Mario Balotelli is in great form, City a looking more of unit now, their movement at times rivals that of Barcelona, and Roberto Mancini will play the same team that beat Manchester United 6-1, against Wolves. Whilst the jury amongst Wolves fans still appears to be out for Mick McCarthy, Wolves will struggle without the support of the fans, I think they've got very little chance of coming away with anything- I'm backing Man City to take Wolves apart and score at least 5." Gabriel Sutton
Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Nasri, Toure, Barry, Aguero, Dzeko, Silva. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Savic, De Jong, Milner, Johnson, Balotelli.
Wolves: Hennessey, Edwards, Stearman, Henry, Ward, Hunt, Johnson, Berra, O'Hara, Doyle, Guedioura. Subs: Elokobi, Craddock, Ebanks-Blake, Jarvis, Vokes, Hammill, De Vries
"Should be another easy win for City tonight, hopefully we see another attacking performance everyone loves to watch. I predict 3-1. David Silva for man of the match!" Calvin in Germany
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City come into the game on the back of a 5-2 Carling Cup win over Wolves in midweek, although both managers fielded much-changed line-ups. The teams are expected to be back at full-strength here in Manchester, although it is City will begin the game as firm favourites.
Wolves hit back from 2-0 down last on to secure a point against Swansea City last weekend. However, Mick McCarthy's side have only won two of their opening nine Premier League matches. Wolves sit two points above the drop zone. Their only win away from home came on the opening day of the season following a 2-1 success at Blackburn.
Roberto Mancini's Man City opened up a five-point gap at the top of the Premier League table after thrashing Man Utd last Sunday. City have won four successive league games, scoring a whopping 16 goals in the process. They also boast a 100 per cent home record in the Premier League. Apart from Newcastle they are the only side yet to be beaten in league action.