City lost vital ground in the title race after losing 2-0 to Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.
The Blues were far from their best on a frustrating afternoon that saw the Gunners score a goal in each half – the first a controversial penalty that undoubtedly influenced the final outcome.
Though there are plenty of games still to play, whichever way you look at it, this wasn’t a good weekend for the defending champions.
Chelsea’s stroll over Swansea 24 hours earlier had made this a must-win fixture for City – but then, aren’t they all at this stage of the season?Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 18 January 2015, 6:19 PMView full league table
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Home possession: 65%
- Away possession: 35%
- Home: 4
- Away: 3
- Home: 12
- Away: 5
- Home: 2
- Away: 0