Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini still believes the title race is "finished", despite his side beating West Brom 4-0 at the same time as rivals Manchester United lose to Wigan.
The Blues were only 1-0 up at half-time after a solo effort from Sergio Aguero.
But three more goals after the break - including a second from Aguero and Carlos Tevez's first goal in 11 months - gave City a comfortable win.
With United losing 1-0 away to Wigan many City fans will feel the title race is back on after recent slip ups for the Blues.
But while Mancini praises the response from his players after the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal on Sunday, he feels the five point gap is too much for City to close.