For all Manchester City’s attacking riches, it was defender Nathan Ake who was their Emirates FA Cup matchwinner against Arsenal.
Erling Haaland silenced the doubters in some style after the Manchester City striker went three games without a goal.
In likening this to a boxing bout, Manchester City lifted themselves off the canvas to land a knockout blow following an epic encounter against Tottenham at the Etihad only for manager Pep Guardiola to later launch a ferocious attack on his team.
Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo scored first half goals that condemned Manchester City to a shock Carabao Cup exit at Southampton.
Manchester City second victory against Chelsea in four days was a walk in the park and achieved without needing to call upon Erling Haaland or Kevin De Bruyne.