The Londoners became the first Premier League outfit to claim three points at the Etihad Stadium this season on Monday night but Manuel Pellegrini's side are still favouritesMonday night was an evening of firsts: the first time that Manchester City had been beaten at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League this season and the first time the hosts failed to score at home since November 2010.
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Arsenal are the relative outsiders of the top three teams, despite the fact they are currently two points better off than both City and Chelsea at this point.
Paddy Power seem confident that Arsene Wenger's men are due to tail off this season and won't provide a realistic title challenge, pricing them at 9/2 (5.50) to maintain top spot.
Liverpool are already eight points off the pace and Brendan Rodgers' men are 22/1 (23.0) chances to overcome that deficit and win the title. After defeat to Stoke on Saturday, Manchester United are 150/1 (151.0) to retain their crown.
If there is an argument to be made against the favourites, Chelsea and Arsenal backers will point to the fact that City still have plenty of difficult away days to come.
Pellegrini's men are still to travel to Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton, some potentially daunting trips given their losses on the road earlier in the campaign.
Chelsea have only got two trips top-10 side left this season - Liverpool and Aston Villa - with the majority of their potentially pivotal games against rivals being played at Stamford Bridge.
Fulham are the only side currently odds on for relegation at 2/5 (1.40) with Crystal Palace (11/10), Cardiff (7/5) and Norwich (7/4) the other teams shortest in the battle to avoid dropping into the Championship.
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