The current English premier league champions left a loud message to their detractors who may have written off their dreadfulness due to their slack in title defense this season so far. A 6-1 pummeling of Aston Villa by the Citizens on Sundays evening away from the Etihad must have sent signals not only to English teams, but even Europe and more specifically, the just recently crowned Super Cup Winners Real Madrid. The win saw Manchester City topple Leicester to reclaim the second spot on the log, after Rodger's side fell to a shocking 1-0 defeat to Southampton, leaving Leicester with 45 points from 22 games. It means City are now 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool who registered a 1-0 win against Tottenham to maintain their momentum towards lifting the trophy this season. While many may have written City off, especially as regards the possibility of closing the gap on Liverpool, Pep Guardiola's side are still fired up and are keeping their head high should there be a slip from the reds. While the league may be far fetched, the Citizens see no reason why they should slack in motivation, since there is still a possible treble at sight. The UEFA champions league has been a major target for the club for decades now and there is no better time to keep that dream alive than now.

Having fought their way to the round of 16 of the competition where they got pitched with Los Blancos, City know that overwhelming wins like the one recorded against Aston Villa on Sunday can go a long way to put Madrid on edge. The Citizens have also got a Carabao Cup to contest for. They had no qualms dislodging Ole's Manchester United enroute their third consecutive Carabao Cup title. With the FA cup also in sight, one can't conclude that City is really having a bad season, I wish to differ. Even their Ex Captain, Vincent Company doesn't buy the idea that City are having a bad season. "I never say it's (the Premier League title race) over with City. It's impossible to say. But it is not in the hands of Manchester City and that's unfortunate but there is so many things to look forward to," Kompany said at a Football Writers' Association tribute night held in his honour. Look at historically how City have been performing in cups and how the Champions League is still a massive target for the club. There is no reason to be disappointed about this season, there's still all to play for." City's goal scoring spree even is unmatched in English football and even Liverpool are miles away from them despite topping the league, that won't be a worry for Klopp anyway. Only this season, City have recorded 62 goals, thats a dozen goal more than league leaders Liverpool. I think with this form, City can still actualize their quest of lifting a treble this season.