Pep Guardiola went in pursuit of a three-goal comeback against Liverpool, citing the need to play a perfect game but in actual fact failing to win even on the night.
They went down 2-1 to the Reds, making it three defeats on the bounce for Manchester City, who must now wait to lift the Premier League title and find themselves prematurely eliminated from the Champions League.
That title will is still inevitable, but the Spaniard is surely keen for his side to avoid making it four straight losses but the fixtures his side face show no signs of getting any easier.
Next up is a trip to Wembley to face a Tottenham side in hot pursuit of Manchester United in second place on Saturday night and Guardiola has a decision to make about whether to play Sergio Aguero.
The Argentine – valued at £67.5m by Transfermarkt – did not start the matches against Liverpool or Manchester United so that’s why we’re asking you whether he should be recalled to the City lineup for this one.
Let us know by voting in the poll below and keep your eyes peeled for the results, which will be published on the day of the game…