Roberto Mancini’s side avoided slipping on a potential banana skin, taking all three points against the Tangerines.
The win takes them to second place in the League, just two points behind leaders Chelsea.
Despite not playing anywhere near their best City were able to grind out a result, an essential quality for any Premership title hopeful.
Mancini has stated hs belief that Chelsea will be the team lifting the Premiership trophy this season, but are we starting to see City emerge as their closest contenders?
The City manager has spoken of how he believes his team is becoming one of the most feared teams in the Premiership.
Before the game he sai,d ‘Maybe fifteen years ago, all the teams that came to play against us tried to win. Now they come to defend because they are afraid.’
Manchester United’s fear factor diminished further after squandering a two goal lead over West Brom. Are we finally witnessing a power shift in Manchester?
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