Manchester United reclaimed the top spot from Manchester City after they came from behind yet again to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Manchester City may have made an indifferent start to the season by their high standards but victory against Fulham lifted them to fourth place in the Premier League.
Home grown Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo joined Fulham on a permanent deal in what turned out to be a quiet transfer window.
Manchester City could not have had an easier passage to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup after Fulham had captain Tim Ream sent off in the sixth minute.
Fulham lost their captain Tim Ream to a red card after 6 minutes, conceded a penalty, and handed the FA Cup tie to Manchester City in the second half after gifting Gabriel Jesus two goals.