Manchester City were completely gobsmacked when Leicester City pipped them at the King Power Stadium, to further slip away from catching new leaders Liverpool.
But a stunning comeback against Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium, has put them back, directly under the spotlight.
Attention had shifted to Tottenham Hotspur who were gradually closing in on the Sky Blues.
However, despite a strong performance against Wolverhampton, Spur were left shell shocked. Mauricio Pochettino’s men were completely whipped by Wolves 3-1, who produced a stunning comeback.
City have enough space to breathe and showed flickers of why they were crowned Premier League champions, displaying hints of the breathtaking showoffs that catapulted them yards off from the rest of the competition last season.
You could have written them off after their loss to Palace in December, but the slick display against Southampton, has them back on track again. At least for now.
And forward Raheem Sterling boasted that they can reclaim the throne at the top of the table when they welcome leaders Liverpool on 3 January.
“If we can play the way we know we can play, we can beat anyone,”Sterling said. “It’s going to be a great game on Thursday and we’re all looking forward to it.”