London: Almost halfway through the Premier League season and there is already seven points separating Manchester rivals City and United from the chasing pack.
"At this point in time everyone thinks it is going to be a one-two for the city (of Manchester)," United manager Alex Ferguson said Friday. "But things change. You only need to go back over the years to see how dramatic our league can be. Lose a game in this league and all the rest get a pickup and start chasing harder."
After a glut of goals in the opening four months of the season, it is Ferguson's rivals across Manchester entering the packed Christmas fixture program as the top team in England for the first time since 1929.