Tevez bags brace at Wolves

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Two-goal Carlos Tevez and Javier Garrido earned Manchester City their first away win in four months - and their second in three days under new boss Roberto Mancini - as they defeated Wolves 3-0.

Tevez continued his hot scoring streak with his seventh and eighth goals in his last seven appearances and his 11th of the campaign to break the deadlock.

Substitute Garrido, frozen out of the first team picture by previous City boss Mark Hughes, netted the decisive second mid-way through the second period.

It was the first away win in eight league games for City since the 1-0 success at Portsmouth in late August and moved them level on points with fifth-placed Aston Villa.

Craig Bellamy was guilty of a dreadful miss just after the half hour mark when he blazed Tevez's cut-back over the bar from close range with the goal gaping.

However the Welshman made amends by creating the opening goal for Tevez after 33 minutes. He cut in from the left and picked out Tevez whose first-time shot took a deflection off Christophe Berra on its way past Marcus Hahnemann.

Bellamy should have doubled City's lead after the break when he beat the offside trap to race onto a pass from Martin Petrov but his shot flew wide of the far post.

Michael Mancienne was booked for a foul on Gareth Barry and it led to Garrido doubling the visitors' lead after 69 minutes. He curled his free-kick around the defensive wall and past a flat-footed Hahnemann.

Tevez should have made it 3-0 but chipped his shot wide after good play by Bellamy created the opening.

City substitute Robinho, who replaced Petrov, teed up Tevez to score his second goal of the game with three minutes remaining.

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Martin Petrov
Manchester City
Marcus Hahnemann
Carlos Tevez
Gareth Barry
Mark Hughes
Craig Bellamy
Javier Garrido
Premier League
Mark Hughes
Michael Mancienne
Aston Villa
Christophe Berra
Wolverhampton Wanderers

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