Manchester City drew an emphatic line under a hard week by moving to within one win of the Premier League title with a 3-1 victory over Tottenham. They will be crowned champions if United lose to West Brom on Sunday. Only three clubs have claimed Premier League wins away to Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs in the same season - Coventry in 1993-94, Charlton in 2001-02 and Blackburn in 2002-03.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "It is not about one result that we are going to show that we are ready or not ready [to challenge for the title]".
City dropped just two points in its first 22 league matches this season, with that unbeaten sequence finally ended by a 4-3 defeat at Liverpool on January 14.
While City have an embarrassment of riches from which to piece together a starting XI, they are without a number of key figures at present.
But - for all their possession - they could not muster any chances and it was City that had a golden opportunity to put the game to bed in the 64th minute.
Jose Mourinho said it after Manchester United's win in the derby last weekend, so did Jurgen Klopp, before and after Liverpool's win over City in the Champions League. "The Premier League is so, so tough", Guardiola said.
Just when they appeared to have pushed City back to where they wanted them, Vincent Kompany lifted a raking ball over the top of the home defence and Jesus kept his cool under pressure from Davinson Sanchez to slot home.
Chelsea kept their faint hopes of Champions League football next season alive by closing to within seven points of Spurs with a stunning eight-minute fightback to deepen Southampton's predicament in the bottom three.
That is certainly an achievement that can not be overlooked, but the club's European failures in the last two weeks will pose questions about City's outlook on the continent next season. Promotion was secured from the League Championship after Fulham drew with Brentford.
The South Korea global has now reverted to a wide role and is likely to line up directly against Walker, who left Tottenham past year, in the Premier League on Saturday.
Beyond the inevitable title win though, it has been a season of records broken by the Shark Team, and more may still follow before the campaign ends. Both teams want to win and there's a lot more space.