City spoil Villa's Champions League hopes
Round 28 of the English Premiership was dominated by wins with just one draw in the ten matches.
The only draw occurred in the goalless draw between Everton and Blackburn.
Whilst the draw was probably good for Blackburn who are now beginning to pick up points at this important part of the season, it wasn't not so good for Everton who now trail fifth placed Arsenal by four points.
Villa's loss to City means that Villa now trails Liverpool and Chelsea by six points after both teams won their matches against Sunderland and Portsmouth respectively.
Stokes win saw the Midlands team out of the relegation zone but Portsmouth and Newcastle are sitting above it and could be in it depending on other results in round 29.
There were four home wins and five away wins. This is only the fifth time this season when there have been five or more away wins in a round.
The highest number of away wins so far this season is six and this happened twice in rounds 6 and 12.
So after round 28 we will take a look at ladder that only looks at the away matches:
|West Bromwich Albion||14||-21||5|
So Chelsea top this ladder after their early season away form but Villa are close by.
If Villa had won their match against City then they would have been top of this particular table.