Manchester City put together an incredible month of results, with manager Manuel Pellegrini being awarded the Premier League Manager of the Month award for the third time this season. Putting together thirteen goals in three games, Manchester City managed to make short work of Sunderland, Stoke and Watford in their Premier League fixtures at the start of the month. Sergio Aguero reached a landmark this month when he scored his 100th league goal for Manchester City during the fixture against Stoke.
The only low point of the month was the draw against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup with a poor defensive performance, Manchester City will get a chance to square the ledger when they face off again in a replay next month.
City finished the month with two tremendous performances in their 1-0 victory in Spain against Atletico Madrid and their 5-0 demolition of Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final.
In his first full month as a Manchester City player, Paul Pogba has won the Player Of The Month award. Fans were concerned after Manchester City broke the record transfer fee to get Pogba to Manchester but if he is able to produce performances like this consistently it will be considered money well spent.
Across the month, Pogba managed to score two goals and provide four assists all while playing in a more defensive position than his usual role while playing alongside Yaya Toure.
Manchester City have managed to maintain their seven point lead on top of the Premier League table with the rest of the top of the table remaining similar. Leicester City have fell down the table after starting the season amongst the Champions League places, their loss of form has mainly been due to the loss of Jamie Vardy due to a broken ankle.
The relegation candidates have gotten closer to each other but those above them have managed to distance themselves.
Atletico Madrid will travel to Manchester in the return leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match. The biggest surprise of the round is Shakhtar Donetsk holding Barcelona to a draw in the first leg of their match up.
Manchester City will face Nottingham Forest in a replay of their FA Cup 5th Round fixture, they will head into the fixtures as heavy favourites still but there will be plenty of confidence amongst the Nottingham Forest squad. The winner of the match up will go on to face Leicester City in the next round.
Manchester City have now won the Capital One Cup four times with their previous victories occurring in 1969-70, 1975-76 and 2013-14.
Aleksander Kolarov suffered a calf injury during the fixture against Watford and is expected to miss two to three weeks. Gael Clichy will take his place in the line-up but will be covered by Bacary Sagna when required.
Manchester City face a much easier month of fixtures due to the international break, their month starts with a match against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. Next up, the Manchester derby will be held at the City of Manchester Stadium.
After a Premier League clash against Aston Villa, Manchester City face Atletico Madrid in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 fixture, taking a one goal lead into the fixture. Finishing off the month for Manchester City, they will face Tottenham in the Premier League.