Before the season started I thought United and Liverpool would both be close to City this time.
That's the question BBC Sport are asking this morning with a stats-based feature on how the Blues have started even better than the Centurions campaign.
The scintillating football of the opening weeks of the season has been dulled a touch towards the end of that jam-packed schedule over the last few games, in particular in a flat 1-0 reverse away to Napoli in the Champions League midweek.
Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson dismissed suggestions the Premier League title race was already down to two teams.
"Stones and Laporte are good and they are so young but they need experience in games like today on big stages like Anfield against maybe the most risky three strikers in the world". Running in these transitions there is no one better.
All that plus a fit again De Bruyne to come back?
The visitors were awarded a spot-kick in the 85th minute but Riyad Mahrez's effort sailed high over the bar.
However, the Algerian's penalty was a shocker and as such, the game between Liverpool and the champions ended goalless, a result which will please both sides.
"I think to keep a clean sheet after a penalty in the last five minutes makes me a very happy man".
Roberto Firmino, Mohamad Salah and Sadio Mane have now all failed to score in four consecutive matches. I have to look forward, it is part of football. When you are in there, scenting goals, sometimes this happens.
"But the most important thing is the performance was very good". "It's a good draw and we deserved to win".
Jesus, who has scored two goals this season, revealed that Guardiola apologised to him after the game.
"Yeah, obviously there is a little bit of a concern because he [Fabinho] hasn't been playing". After a tough trip away to Napoli in the Champions League where the front three just didn't click, Liverpool again looked quite boring in attack. "He's a coach who demands a lot from his players, not only in matches, but on a daily basis in training".
'We made it hard for them and they made it hard for us at times but that's how it is. City struggled to beat Van Dijk on the ground or in the air, while Joe Gomez at right-back was outstanding against Raheem Sterling.