Let’s face it Manchester City are only still top of the Premier League because of that freak 6-1 win at Old Trafford back in October. And there are way too many people drawing premature conclusions based on that one match.

Any other result that day and champions Manchester United would now be in pole position. So just in case you have any doubts, this is a title race that has a long way to go and it is way to early for any club to be counting their chickens. I don’t care how much money they have.

Now that the cocky Blues have carelessly thrown away their unbeaten League run at Chelsea – how they collapsed from such a commanding position and 1-nil lead at Stamford Bridge to end with a 2-1 defeat was a real disaster – let’s see what they are really made of.

For a club that has won just one trophy in 35 years it is no exaggeration to say their fans are getting carried away with delusions of grandeur, because their owners have convinced them they are destined to buy the title.

By my reckoning there are still six clubs capable of winning the Premier League this season – and for the first time in years, no one can predict with any certainty which of those clubs will make up the top four.

What I can promise you is that nothing inspires United boss Sir Alex Ferguson more than being written off by the ridiculous media mafia, who have been waiting for 25 years to see the Scottish manager fail.

I am also of the opinion that young Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has a lot more to offer  than those same media prophets of doom would like us to believe. And what are those same critics saying now about the prospects of Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, the manager the press wrote off after their 8-2 demolition at Old Trafford?

The truth is no League title is won or lost in a single match while any outcome is still mathematically possible – and impressive City manager Roberto Mancini to his great credit is the first to recognise that fact. Make no mistake there will be many twists and turns before the final weekend of the season. Meanwhile what are the odds on City making it back to back defeats against Arsenal on Sunday?

– BY JOHN GUBBA

 City’s bubble has burst. Now let’s see what they are made of . . .

 

 

 

 

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