Forget the Europa League exit, the one thing that was really on my mind this week was that Wolves away fixture. In 2010 we struggled to a 0-1 win and in 2011 we lost our unbeaten start to the season there. Whereas Wolves this season are much less a stubborn team than the side we faced under McCarthy, the fact that we had a chance to pull all of four points clear of City made me all the more nervous. I mean if we are to hope that City slip up in this tough run of fixtures for them, then making sure that they go into those games under as much pressure as possible is a minimum requirement on our part. The importance of the fixture therefore couldn't have been overstated.
At the start of the game, I would have taken a nice and easy 2-0 win. However, considering that they played for nearly 55 minutes with 10 men and we were 5-0 up well before the 70th minute, I thought we should have completely wiped out City's goal difference with an 8-0 win.
But again, if it were 8 I'd probably ask for 10 so 5 will do just fine.
I was pleased to see Jonny get his first for the club----a sort of poetic justice to the improvement that he's shown this season. Hopefully he can now start to chip in one or two like Vida does once in a while.
Wayne didn't score but I thought Welbeck and Hernandez were in more desperate need for goals given the number of games they'd gone without one.
At the end of the day, we can now sit back, put our feet on the coffee table and watch City battle with a resurgent Chelsea on Wednesday evening, in the know that only a win will keep them within a shot at the title.
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!