Nathan Collins was shown a red card for one of the season’s worst tackles when his kung fu kick on Jack Grealish reduced Wolves to ten men.
As both players headed for the ball on the far left touchline, Collins started with a full kick in the England star’s stomach, leaving Grealish on the pitch.
Collins has maintained his innocence, but the summer signing left referee Anthony Taylor with no choice but to give the defender his marching orders.
Wolves paid £20.5million for the defender this summer – a record for an Irish-born player – and has been omnipresent in the Premier League this season. However, he will now face a three-game ban for his horror tackle.
At half-time, BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand spoke about the tackle
The incident just after the half-hour ended a first-half misery for Bruno Lage’s men that began in the first minute when Grealish opened the scoring for City with his first of the season.
Champions City led by two goals within fifteen minutes as Erling Haaland scored his eleventh goal in an already remarkable season for the Norwegian striker.