Pep Guardiola’s side intending to redeem the title they shed to Liverpool last term were featuring for the first time in 2020-21 because of their participation in the previous project’s Champions League knockout stage.
However City made up for shed time in a dominant very first 45 minutes on Monday as De Bruyne capitalised on a breakout obstacle to break the predicament from the penalty place, prior to Phil Foden added a stylish second.
Wolves, that did the dual over City last season, enjoyed a better spell after the break and also belatedly netted via Raul Jimenez.
Yet De Bruyne’s tackle in the last secs permitted Gabriel Jesus to strike a dispersed clincher.
In control from the beginning, City were gifted the opener as Romain Saiss lunged know De Bruyne simply inside the best edge of the location, prompting a spot-kick the ruling PFA Players’ Player of the Year concealed.
The site visitors stayed on the front foot as well as had their second 13 minutes prior to the break as De Bruyne fed Raheem Sterling, who cut a pass back for Foden to slide right into the internet.
Wolves came from 2 to win the equivalent component last season, yet De Bruyne can have put the outcome past doubt heading into half-time had the advancing Rui Patricio not blocked well.
There was renovation from Wolves adhering to the restart, though, as well as Daniel Podence came to the fore, blowing up past the top-left edge.
Surprisingly dummying for Ruben Neves to mess up a shot goal wards and afterwards raising a lob over Ederson’s bar.
Jimenez was uncharacteristically wasteful as he transformed a reduced finish broad and also his goal 12 minutes from time– thanks to an effective header from Podence’s cross– could not motivate an unlikely rescue act.
Instead, De Bruyne squeezed ownership as well as Conor Coady’s touch brought Jesus’ shot past Patricio to seal the points.