Wolves have lost 5-1 to Manchester City in the Premier League thanks to a Kevin De Bruyne masterclass for the visitors.

Wanderers were looking to kick on from their excellent final 30 minutes against Chelsea at the weekend.

But Pep Guardiola’s side simply outclassed Wolves at Molineux.

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And De Bruyne was in simply incredible form, scoring four goals on the night.

He opened the scoring from a tight angle after a great through ball by Bernardo Silva.

After Leander Dendoncker had equalised after a great counter-attack involving Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto, De Bruyne then scored again after Jose Sa had saved from Raheem Sterling.

De Bruyne completed his hat-trick after just 24 minutes, drilling in from the edge of the penalty area for his third left-foot goal of the game.

He scored his fourth on the hour mark, following in a loose ball after Phil Foden’s ball across.

And Raheem Sterling tapped in a fifth late on.

So a four-goal haul for the Belgian at Molineux, and that has brought up a rather shameful statistic on the part of the Wolves players.

It has been well documented how hard goalscoring has been for Wolves this season. Especially at home.

With his haul of goals tonight, De Bruyne is now the joint-leading goalscorer at Molineux this season, including all Wolves players (via Stat City).

Wolves simply must solve goalscoring issue next season, as Kevin De Bruyne tears Wanderers apart

Wolves have seriously struggled to score goals this season and the recruitment officials have a big job on to address the issue.

To not have an attacking player that has scored more than four home goals by this point is truly alarming.

Tonight was always going to be tough.

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Fashioning chances against City is difficult since they have so much of the ball.

But in other games this term, Wolves have simply been toothless.

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