With the first legs of the Capital One Cup semi-finals done and dusted, only one of the ties is categorically decided, with a minor miracle required for Manchester City to miss out on Wembley.
They may have to go through the motions in a fortnight, but having smashed six past West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, Manuel Pellegrini’s men can start looking forward to the final.
In the other clash, Sunderland hold a slender advantage over Manchester United following a 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, with Fabio Borini’s second-half penalty turning out to be the winner.
But with David Moyes under intense pressure to turn things around at Old Trafford, it’s still all to play for in the North-West later this month.
So with both clashes at the halfway stage, we look at what was learned from this week’s League Cup fixtures.