Manchester City brushed aside defending champions Liverpool at Anfield to strengthen their grip on the Premier League title.
The Citizens moved 10 points clear of fourth-placed Liverpool after their 4-1 dismantling of the Reds and they sit so comfortably on top with a game in hand.
Manchester United are second – but five points back of their neighbours – after squandering a two-goal advantage against Everton while Leicester remain third after the Foxes were held by Wolves.
Pep Guardoila’s side matched an English top-flight record by winning their last 14 matches in all competitions; a feat only Preston (in 1892) and Arsenal (in 1987) have previously achieved.
While the manager played down talk of the title, star midfielder in the making Phil Foden believes his side are now heavy favourites.
“This gives us every chance to go on and win it now,” said Foden.
“When you beat the champions everyone’s confidence goes sky high. It can only help us. We haven’t won here for a bit so we’re just happy to win here today. The job ain’t done and we’ve still got a long way to go. This is what we need to keep doing, putting the points on the table and hopefully make it in the end.”
Rival manager Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer seemed to hint this year’s league is a one-horse race.
“We’re not talking about winning titles,” he said after the 3-3 draw against Everton.
“We’ve come a long way with this team and we shouldn’t even be considered as title chasers so that’s one for you.
“We’ve got to be better as a team and then see where we end up. Going forward we were very good but we need to stop conceding easy goals.”