Last season this game provided a point that helped with the Premier League title, this time around it proved a point.
The naysayers who spent the previous 48 hours picking over a disappointing performance and result against an excellent German side Borussia Dortmund may have to re-assess again.
Reports of the Blues’ fall from grace are greatly exaggerated.
Roberto Mancini’s champions came into this match still unbeaten in the EPL and with their sights set on a top four place going into the latest international break.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 6 October 2012, 3:35 PMView full league table
- Duration: 94 minutes
- Home possession: 61%
- Away possession: 40%
- Home: 9
- Away: 4
- Home: 12
- Away: 11
- Home: 2
- Away: 3