The race to see who will finish higher of the Manchester rivals took another twist this weekend, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side reclaiming second spot in the Premier League after a late 3-2 victory over Aston Villa.
Manchester United meanwhile dropped down to fourth after a second consecutive defeat, this time a 3-0 humbling by Everton at Goodison Park.
Both sides look all but assured a place in the top four this season, but local bragging rights remain up for grabs.
United looked firm favourites having beaten City comfortably 4-2 just a fortnight ago, yet Manuel Pellegrini’s side have bounced back well.
Both teams will have their sights set higher next season no doubt, with Manchester’s finest both looking to recapture the days that saw them sit top of the pile in English football, when the players identified in this best ever combined XI were at the peak of their powers.
Click on United and City walking out at Old Trafford to reveal the best all-time Manchester United and Manchester City combined XI