BR - If defense does in truth win championships, Manchester City might be looking at an empty silver chest come May.
Reports of Manchester City 2-4 Aston Villa have been heavily downplayed. As they should be. City withheld most of their strongest players. Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany were not even on the team sheet for the fixture. Neither was Sergio Aguero. And the back line of Joleon Lescott, Kolo Toure, Aleksandar Kolarov and Mattija Nastasic was playing together for the first time (likely ever.)