Manchester United extended their lead over rivals City to four points, after thumping Wolves 5-0. The result means Wolves are now at the bottom of the Premier League.

The Red Devils have now won five consecutive league games and were on the attack, in this game, right from the start. They were rewarded with the lead, on 21 minutes, when defender Jonny Evans scored.

Two more goals - from Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia and striker Danny Welbeck - in the closing minutes of the first half concluded a dominant performance by the defending champions.

The second half would be no different. Back-to-back strikes from Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, at around the hour mark, sealed a woeful Wolves' fate.

Things got worse for the hosts, who saw Ronald Zubar sent off in the first half.

Check out these photos capturing the best moments of the match:

Wolverhampton Wanderers' David Davis and Sebastien Bassong challenge Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux in Wolverhampton.Reuters
Manchester United's Welbeck celebrates scoring against Wolverhampton Wanderers during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux in Wolverhampton in central England.Reuters
Manchester United's Valencia celebrates scoring against Wolverhampton Wanderers during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux in Wolverhampton in central England.Reuters
Manchester United's Valencia scores past Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Hennessey during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux in Wolverhampton in central England.Reuters
Manchester United's Welbeck celebrates scoring against Wolverhampton Wanderers during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux in Wolverhampton in central England.Reuters
Manchester United's Valencia celebrates scoring with teammate Rooney against Wolverhampton Wanderers during their English Premier League soccer match at Molyneux in Wolverhampton in central England.Reuters
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Sebastien Bassong challenges Manchester United's Paul Scholes during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux in Wolverhampton.Reuters
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Hennessey reacts after conceding a fifth goal against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Molyneux in Wolverhampton in central England.Reuters
Manchester United's Jonny Evans celebrates scoring against Wolverhampton Wanderers during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux in Wolverhampton.Reuters
Manchester United's manager Ferguson looks on before their match against Wolverhampton in Wolverhampton.Reuters