City have set a new personal best for unbeaten games in the Premier League.
Victory over Villa at the Etihad Stadium stretched to 18 the number of times Roberto Mancini’s men have played in the top flight without defeat.
The Champions made it 12 on the bounce this season to add to 6 from last term in emphatic style with a five-goal super show.
Friday’s fun at the Carrington training ground when Roberto Mancini appeared at his pre-match press conference wearing a David Platt disguise was replaced by a serious Saturday game face as the Blues touched the summit of the table for the first time since securing the title last May.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 17 November 2012, 5:30 PMView full league table
- Duration: 94 minutes
- Home possession: 67%
- Away possession: 33%
- Home: 10
- Away: 2
- Home: 9
- Away: 7
- Home: 1
- Away: 4