I don't know where folk are getting the impression that this game was a one off. So far we have only played three of the teams at the top. We drew against Spurs, which was fair enough, but City played us off the park, our goalie played out of his skin, and we stole a draw that day. If City had their shooting boots on that day it could have been equaling as embarrassing as yesterday.
After the Spurs draw we won 5 games in a row against teams you should be beating if you have any aspirations of competing with the big boys. Those 5 wins have put us in a falsely inflated position. Since then we have played 7 games and won just one, against West Ham. We have lost to Chelsea, Norwich, Bournmouth & Burnley, and drew with C Palace & City at home.
That is not top 5 or top 6 form and anyone who thinks it is is deluded. I've also read other deluded tripe that if Baines was playing, or if Gana was playing it would have been different. Only if they were on as well as the 11 we had.
We got ripped a new one yesterday, and should have against City so let's see how we fair in December when we are against Arsenal, a stuttering United, Leicester and worst of all them other fuckers.