Manchester City came close to the Premier League title after beating Wolverhampton 5-1 on Wednesday evening.
Pep Guardiola’s side came under pressure to respond to Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Tuesday night, and they did so in style.
Kevin de Bruyne stole the show in front of an entire packed Molineux Stadium, scoring four goals, including a 24 minute hat-trick.
And he opened the scoring after only seven minutes, using an accurate ball from Bernado Silva to easily defeat the goalkeeper from a narrow angle.
His second shot was skewed, moments after the hosts leveled through Leander Dendoncker.
The Belgian then fired an unstoppable shot midway through the game to give the champions a 3-1 lead before the break, before adding a fourth in the second half.
Raheem Sterling scored the fifth goal of late as they put Wolves to the sword with another sparkling performance.
4 goals. 3 points. 1 new ball for my boys. 😁 pic.twitter.com/AixLjl20zD
– Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) May 11 2022
They have a three-point lead over second-placed Liverpool, with two games remaining.
As it stands, City only need four more points to secure the top spot, and they could move onto the brink this weekend.
The Reds, led by Jurgen Klopp, play the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, after 24 hours, Guardiola leads his team to West Ham United in seventh place.
City beat the Hammers 2-1 when the two teams met in the reverse game, and another victory leaves them with one hand on the cup.
Liverpool will be next in the Premier League in Southampton on Tuesday, May 17, in a match they may have to win to prevent City from winning the title that night.