Manchester United Football Club followed up their disappointment of 2-3 loss at Old Trafford on New Year's eve with a morale shattering 3-0 loss away at Newcastle last night, while Manchester City recovered from their earlier loss to Sunderland to win convincingly against Liverpool on 3 January.
Last night, The Red Devils fell to an early strike by in-form striker Demba Ba, who opened the flood-gaes for Newcastle in the 15th minute.
Yohan Cabaye increased the Magpies' lead just after the break and Phil Jones confirmed the poor day for Sir Alex Ferguson's men on the 90th minute when his own goal gave the home side a sweeping 3-0 victory.
Manchester United have conceded six goals inside in 120 minutes, and this should be concerning to one of the greatest coaches in the world, Ferguson.
Though the Red Devils were slow to the ball and were outplayed during most parts of the game, there not without their own chances.
Wayne Rooney had a shot cleared from the line and Dimitar Berbatov had his effort crash against the woodwork.
City rivals Man City bounced back from a shock 0-1 loss away at Sunderland to register an emphatic 3-0 victory over Liverpool on 3 January.
Facing a test of character, Robert Mancini's men cruised to victory with goals from Sergio Aguero, midfielder Yaya Toure who is set to depart for the Africa Cup of Nations this weekend, and James Milner late strike.
The Citizens have now opeed a three point-gap at the top of the log with 48 to their closest rivals' 45 and have increased their goal difference lead by three goals from eight goals to eleven.
Tottenham Hotspurs sit 3rd with 42 points following their hard fought 1-0 victory over West Brom on 3 January.