|Sergio Aguero’s strong performance ensured Wolves became the first team relegated in the Premier League [AFP]|
Manchester City narrowed the gap on Manchester United from five points to three at the top of the Premier League on Sunday after they won 2-0 at Wolvers and United fought out an astonishing 4-4 draw with Everton at Old Trafford.
The results left the champions in first place on 83 points with City closing in on 80. Both teams have three matches to
play and meet each other in what will almost certainly be the title decider at Manchester City a week on Monday.
City’s victory at Molineux, with goals from Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri, also ensured that Wolves were relegated to the Championship (second tier) after three seasons in the top flight.
United looked set to open an eight-point gap on City, at least until their rivals played later in the day, when they led
Everton 3-1 and 4-2 at Old Trafford but the visitors fought back to salvage a point with late goals from Nikica Jelavic and Steven Pienaar.
Wolves became the first club to be relegated from the Premier League this season.
Wolves loss left them adrift on 23 points with the maximum they can collect now 32, which would still put them in
the relegation positions.
Bolton Wanderers (30 points) and Blackburn Rovers (31) are above them in the drop zone, behind Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic who both have 34.
Wolves have spent three seasons in the top flight, finishing 15th and 17th in the last two, but after sacking manager Mick McCarthy in February and replacing him with his assistant Terry Connor, they have picked up just two points from 10 matches and been bottom of the table for the last month.
Liverpool’s imploding league campaign took a turn for the worse as former manager Roy Hodgson, sacked last season by the Reds, oversaw West Brom’s first win at Anfield in 45 years with Peter Odemwingie scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory.