So, having waited 44 years to win the league title, it has taken Man City just 11 months to lose it to their rivals Manchester United.
However, their campaign is by no means over. Manager Roberto Mancini will want his players to finish the season strongly, particularly because they will take on Wigan Athletic in the final of the FA Cup next month.
Meanwhile, where visiting West Ham are concerned, it is a case of 'job done'. They are safe from the threat of relegation and now hold aspirations of finishing in the top half of the table.
With a win still important to both teams, who will come out in top in Manchester? Stay tuned with us to find out.
"4 - Andy Carroll has now been booked in four consecutive Premier League appearances. Muscular."
"We know City have quality players," Sky Sports News quotes Reid as saying. "They have quality throughout the side, but we are five games unbeaten and keen to finish the season as strong as [we can].
"We know that facing them on their own ground is going to be extra tough because as the former champions they will still want to finish the season well and grab that second place.
"Even though they haven't got the title back they have an FA Cup final to go for and they will want to finish well."
MAN CITY: Pantilimon, Kolo Toure, Nastasic, Kolarov, Garcia, Milner, Dzeko
WEST HAM: Henderson, Pogatetz, Collison, Taylor, Noble, J Cole, C Cole