The festive programme of fixtures has proved that Manchester City do have different ways of winning.
From consistently annihilating teams at home earlier on in this campaign, City ground out two home wins over Liverpool and Crystal Palace, opponents who went about their business in different ways, before beating Swansea 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium on New Year's Day.
Now we've entered January though, how will Manuel Pellegrini play things in the transfer market as he seeks to set the pace at the top of the Premier League?
Here we'll be keeping track of all the latest City transfer news and rumours this week, as one year ends and another begins, bringing with it the opening of the transfer window.
Make sure to check back throughout the week for the latest City news.
Last updated Saturday January 4