England winger Adam Johnson put in a man-of-the-match performance, scoring the first goal, whilst Samir Nasri, an Edin Dzeko brace and a Dorus de Vries own goal completed the rout.
Nenad Milijas had given the home side the lead, but any chance of an upset was put to bed as the big-spending Manchester club scored three goals in four minutes before half-time.
City boss Roberto Mancini was happy with the result, that sees his side through to the cup quarter finals.
“This is football. There are times when you score a lot of goals every game and there are times when you just cannot score at all. Every team goes through phases like that,” he told The Independent.
Despite Johnson’s excellent performance, the Italian coach wants him to continue impressing and prove his worth.
“I think Adam Johnson can be one of the best wingers in Europe,” he stated.
“But I think he can do more. “I do not like it when players think they have scored one goal and made one goal and so they can stop.
“I prefer them to think they want to score another, make another, and still track back to defend. For Wolves’ second goal he should have run back. He can still improve this,” the trainer concluded.
City are flying high, and Wolves will not fancy their chances as they play the Premier League leaders again on Saturday, this time at the Etihad Stadium.
By Gareth McKnight