Once a team who would brush off Ipswich 9-0, or shatter Nottingham Forest at their own ground with eight goals, Manchester United have now gone five-and-a-half years without scoring five or more in a Premier League game.
City's man of the match in a 3-1 triumph against bitter rivals Manchester United was Silva, who produced a masterful display that saw him register two assists.
Lindelof said: "Right now it's (the break) come at the wrong time because I feel like the last couple of weeks we've really improved a lot and we've got some good results and we've been playing better". We played two matches away, hard ones and the second one was like a final for us against one of the best teams in Europe, a game that demanded from us everything we had to give physically and mentally.
But now in their third seasons in charge, Guardiola and Mourinho's reigns have instead seen a chasm open up with the blue half of Manchester now the dominant side of the city.
The other response is to be asked to check whether league tables are decided on points or goals.
Despite becoming the first side in Premier League history to reach 100 points in what was nearly a faultless campaign, former City defender Mills feels they have built on that success.
GK David De Gea, 6 - The Spanish worldwide conceded from City's first two shots on target and will be unhappy to have been beaten at his near post by Aguero, though but there was a lot of power behind the effort.
"It was a performance with mistakes and we paid for it".
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If he can score 28 points against a top-five team imagine what can happen against teams that are generally less successful. As for former Army player and current Duke legend Mike Krzyzewski , this game surely included some conflicted emotions.
Ilkay Gundogan provided the final flourish to a 44-pass move five minutes from time.
'We were way better than United, ' Ederson said.
"[United] want to do well in the derby - that's normal - but we were stable, scored a goal and the first 15 minutes were so good". We remember it went 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, so we said we had to stay focused, keep trying to play and make chances'.
Chelsea remain unbeaten but dropped two points as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Everton.
"Is it the Manchester we used to watch?" "In a week where Man City played at home three matches and we played three matches away, in a week where they enjoyed two 6-0 and 6-1 victories, relaxed, no pressure, no mental effort, everything nice and easy".
Newly-promoted Wolves nearly produced the shock result of the weekend when leading 1-0 late in the game over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium, but eventually had to settle for a 1-1 draw, a scoreline matched at [10.0].
Ivan Cavaleiro's 13th-minute strike put Wolves ahead after capitalizing on a mistake by Granit Xhaka.