A mark of a title winning side it one that can increase the figures in the win and points columns whilst not at their scintillating best.
City have seemingly acquired that knack and proved it again at Loftus Road.
Having strolled past Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday night with a mixture of controlled professionalism and eye-popping finishing from Yaya Toure, all eyes were on the Blues reaction in West London.
Having dropped their only points of the season so far when visiting the capital in the wake of a midweek Champions League outing, there were those looking for signs of fragility from the league leaders.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 5 November 2011, 7:26 PMView full league table
- Duration: 94 minutes
- Home possession: 53%
- Away possession: 47%
- Home: 5
- Away: 5
- Home: 6
- Away: 15
- Home: 2
- Away: 2