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Jose Mourinho's side became the first Premier League team to claim three points at the Etihad this season but Pellegrini's men are still favourites in the title race

Monday night was an evening of firsts, it was the first time that Manchester City had been beaten at the Etihad in the Premier League this season.

Indeed, it was the first time that any team had managed to avoid defeat at the hands of Manuel Pellegrini's side and they did so by stopping the Citizens scoring for the first time since November 2010.

Premier League Title Betting

Odds from Paddy Power
Manchester City Evs
Chelsea 21/10
Arsenal 9/2
Liverpool 22/1
Manchester United 150/1
Despite that loss Manchester City are still Evens (2.0) to win the Premier League title, with Jose Mourinho's side at 21/10 (3.10) to finish top of the pile at the end of the season.

Arsenal are the relative outsiders of the top three teams, despite the fact they are currently two points better off than both Manchester 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 Manchester 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 tips to sides inside the top half left (Liverpool and Aston Villa) with the majority of their potentially pivotal games against top sides 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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