Even after picking up two points in the table thanks to United's draw at West Ham United and City's win over Wigan, City is still 13 points back with only 18 possible points to gain. The title race is not over, but you can see it from here.
And while it is a good thing that no team is seriously pushing City for second place in the league, that fact takes a lot of the thrill out of the end of the season. Especially since, after the weekend's visit to White Hart Lane, City will not face another team presently in the top seven in the table.
They will have to face West Bromwich Albion, but it will be at the Etihad. West Brom's away form this season? Nine losses and a minus-9 goal difference as the visiting side. Right.
So it's a very probable second-place finish in the league, a very possible FA Cup win, and then the summer transfer window beckons.
How should City deploy its financial might? Who do Sky Blues supporters most want to see move to the blue side of Manchester?