City suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Stoke after a frustrating afternoon at the Etihad Stadium.
The visitors repelled constant pressure from the champions and stole the points with a goal on the break after 57 minutes with Mame Diouf racing more than 60 yards to stun the home support and give the Potters their first top-flight win at City since 1980.
On the back of tricky encounters with Newcastle and Liverpool, City were looking to continue their fine start to the season against a Stoke side who had lost their last six games at the Etihad Stadium.
In fact, the Potters arrived having never managed to score a goal in this fixture since the move from Maine Road in 2003, so with recent history in mind, this would probably have been a fixture Manuel Pellegrini would have chosen if he could.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 30 August 2014, 5:33 PMView full league table
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Home possession: 72%
- Away possession: 28%
- Home: 2
- Away: 2
- Home: 14
- Away: 5
- Home: 1
- Away: 2