So, as of today there are 10 games let in the English Premier League. Man Utd currently lead their cross town rivals by a single point with City stumbling in Wales earlier on. Here's the two side's respective remaining fixtures:
Man United Man City Wolves (A) Chelsea (H) Fulham (H) Stoke (A) Blackburn (A) Sunderland (H) QPR (H) Arsenal (A) Wigan (A) West Brom (H) Aston Villa (H) Norwich (A) Everton (H) Wolves (A) Man City (A) Man Utd (H) Swansea (H) Newcastle (A) Sunderland (A) QPR (H)
On the face of it you'd say that United have the easier time of it. They have all of the bottom four to play, all of whom have been abject while Sunderland is probably their toughest away encounter the City game aside. Coupled with that you have the excellent form of Wayne Rooney, David DeGea's immense improvement since Christmas and the immeasurable influence of Paul Scholes in the midfield. While this United team is far from vintage, they certainly have the bit between their teeth and are two midfielders away from being a top, top side.
Against that you have the strength and depth of City. The likes of Davd Silva, Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany have been immense this year and their squad is without compare in the Premier League, but their fixture list provides far more opportunities to drop points. Tough trips to a resurgent Arsenal, a hard battling Stoke and Newcastle will provide tests, while Chelsea at home will be no walk in the park. To win their maiden Premiership City are going to have to work very hard over the coming weeks.
So, how do you guys think it'll pan out? What about the race for 3rd and 4th and the cripple fight at the bottom of the table?