Speaking after his side's FA Cup quarter-final loss on Sunday, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed it was the worst his team had played at the Etihad Stadium in the past year.
Sunderland's Ki Sung-Yueng scored in the 118th minute to beat Chelsea in a shock 2-1 home win in the League Cup quarter-finals, while Manchester City beat Leicester 3-1 on the road to reach the semi-finals.
Manchester City scored five goals in the first half to eventually beat AC Milan 5-3 in the first match of the pre-season Audi Cup tournament at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Arsenal opened their Asia tour with a 7-0 victory over the Indonesia Dream Team while Manchester City were beaten 2-0 by Supersport in a Nelson Mandela invitational match in Pretoria.
A Carlos Tevez hat-trick propelled Manchester City to a 5-0 won at home to Barnsley, while Wigan Athletic join them in the FA Cup semi-finals following their 3-0 win away to Everton.
Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov says that if the Blues show the same resolve that brought them victory over Tottenham last weekend, they will retain their Premier League crown.