On Saturday, November 29th, City was 9 points behind Chelsea. Today, we are even. You can't ask for too much more than that. The manager had laid down the law and told the team they needed to win the next 10 games. And City would have except for 45 sub par minutes and a poor offside call against Burnley, they would have, too.
It's minor, but I'm not sure why Chelsea are listed as first place and City second. Same points, same goal differential, same goals scored and conceded. It does not get closer than that! I think both teams should be listed as first place and no team listed as second place. But they don't seem to do that.
Eighteen matches to go including away games at Arsenal (the next Maggie McGarry's derby!) and Chelsea. City and Chelsea will both drop points between now and the end of the season. The question is: who will drop fewer? We will know in May, just the way Pellegrini has been telling us since September.