There was simply no way Manchester City were going to pass up on this great chance to take the English Premier League title race down to the wire.
Manchester United had earlier fallen headlong into disarray at Old Trafford, throwing away a 4-2 lead against plucky Everton to draw 4-4.
City couldn’t have asked for a better motivation jab than United’s misfortune yesterday.
The objective of Mission Wolverhampton Wanderers was clear as crystal. Raid Molineux Stadium for the three points and wrest back the initiative in the title bout.
That, they did, with plenty of fuel in their tank to spare in a 2-0 win.
City’s title hopes are well alive and kicking.