Manchester City figure to have all they can handle against defending title holder Bayern Munich in Champions League play later this week.
A calling card of most great teams is the ability to focus strictly on the task at hand. Within a match, only the next play matters. On the schedule, only the next match matters.
City's schedule mandated a visit to Villa Park to take on an Aston Villa side hamstrung by a hip injury to Christian Benteke. As City proved again, though, there are no easy points to be had on the road in the Premier League.
This match was a terrible watch in the first half and a thrilling watch in the second half, especially for the Villa partisans.