A 67th minute Penalty was all league leaders Manchester City needed to stomp past a hard-fighting 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolves had been reduced to 10 men at the stroke of halftime when striker Raul Jimenez received two yellow cards in 31 seconds and eventually got the marching orders from the Referee.
The visitors were relentless in ensuring they ran out of Etihad with a point but were undone after Joao Moutinho handled the ball in the box.
Englishman Raheem Sterling stepped up and converted the resulting spot-kick to hand Pep Guardiola’s men all maximum points and ensure they finish the week at the summit.
The goal was Raheem Sterling’s 100th Premier League goal and the former Liverpool forward is the 32nd player to reach this total in the competition, as well as being the eighth-youngest at 27 years and 3 days.