A European Super League and a Carabao Cup final dovetailing their week, Manchester City could be forgiven for being a little distracted as they headed to Villa Park on Wednesday night.
Pep Guardiola stressed all the same that the Premier League is still "the most important" competition - and his side needed just 11 points to win it ahead of kick-off.
Yet City couldn't have got off to a worse start.
And when we say start, we mean start - 21 seconds on the clock, kind of start.
John Stones completely lost it and slipped allowing Ollie Watkins in, with John McGinn waiting 12 yards out.
City were completely undone by a long ball from Tyrone Mings and Villa were off to a flyer.
Moments later, it could have been two as Stones lost his nerve in the box again, only for Ederson to recover.
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