Manchester City fans are still supremely confident their side will take the title this season.

 

A GMF poll of fans revealed that 74.1 percent of the City faithful still believe Roberto Mancini’s side can go all the way.

 

A terrific start to the season saw City go unbeaten for the first 14 games, only ending last night in a loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

 

City fans obviously feel the side will take that defeat in their stride and believe it won’t hinder their quest for a first title since 1968.

 

The question was sparked after the loss to Chelsea followed the Citizens’ exit from the Champions League at the group stages – their first foray into Europe’s premier competition.

 

Two disappointments in quick succession could be compounded in a tough fixture against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

 

However, City fans still have the belief that their side will prevail come May and have voted accordingly.

 

The initial disappointment of their Champions League elimination has since been tempered by the thought that only having to concentrate on the league may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

 

The Barclays Premier League crown is the honour Mancini has singled out as the most important to his newly assembled side.

 

Although success in Europe is an aim of the club, it is something they are willing to show more patience over and are willing to appreciate the experience.

 

Mancini’s side are sitting two points clear at the top of the table and are generally in free-scoring form at the moment.

 

They have a healthy goal difference (34) that dwarfs almost any other side in the league, as they have scored 49 goals in their first 15 games this season.

 

City are also in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup and it seems winning is becoming a habit for the side.

 

They will also be confident heading into the hectic Christmas period as their squad is arguably the strongest in the league and they are the team who can deal with the inevitable injuries that come around this time of year.

 

With only one loss and two draws in 15 games so far, they are definitely the favourites to wrestle the title from their fierce rivals Manchester United.

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