Manchester City got back on track today with a relatively comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham United, leaving them seven points clear of Liverpool for the final Champions League spot.
Vincent Kompany passed a late fitness to play at Old Trafford on Sunday but the Manchester City skipper only made it until half-time before Eliaquim Mangala was introduced.
Sergio Aguero scored twice but Manchester City were well beaten by their rivals at Old Trafford.
Wilfried Bony will be unavailable for the Manchester derby.
City have effectively extinguished all hope of regaining their Premier League title as Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko struggled to breakdown a solid defensive unit while Wilfried Bony was conspicuous in his absence after a training ground injury ruled the Ivorian out of the trip to Selhurst Park.
Belgium got the six points it needed over the international break but Vincent Kompany's worrying drop in form continued as he saw red against Israel on Tuesday.
David Silva was the man of the match and the top fantasy performer for Manchester City as they coasted to an easy 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
Aleksandar Kolarov is likely to join Yaya Toure and James Milner on the sidelines for City's Week 30 clash with West Brom.
James Milner will join Yaya Toure as missing from Manchester City's midfield against West Brom to kick off Premier League Week 30 on Saturday.
With the season starting to slip away, Manchester City will be without star Yaya Toure for the visit of surging West Brom in Week 30.
Fernandinho hasn't been a particularly impressive fantasy presence this season but he led the way for City in their shocking 1-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday.
Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis says he will "fight" for the club, for his team-mates and for titles after signing a new contract.
Wilfried Bony is confident of resuming his regular goalscoring form once he settles in at Manchester City.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was dropped to freshen up the side after their damaging loss at Liverpool, says manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Manchester City returned to winning ways as David Silva's close-range goal increased battling Leicester City's relegation worries.