Because of Arsenal being the only one of the top four clubs in the Premier League to be still involved in the FA cup as well, this was always going to be an interesting weekend, with three of the four clubs left with a realistic chance of being crowned champions of England in May having a chance to put some pressure on and distance between them and the Gunners.
This weekend had the potential to be a very painful one for Arsenal, as Arsene Wenger and the players could have found themselves 11 points off the top, six behind Tottenham and even back in fourth spot with Man City a point ahead. Well it is so far so good after Man City were held to a no score draw away to struggling Man City.
Not only is this good news as it keeps Arsenal in third with City a point adrift, it shows one again that anything can happen in this division and we can only hope that Aston Villa and Newcastle put up similar sort of determined and defensively strong displays against the spuds and the Foxes.
You might think it unlikely, especially with the doomed Villa, but Spurs have just hit a bit of a wall with no wins in three and fresh off the back of that possibly damaging drubbing in Dortmund. And there is the possible Benitez effect for Newcastle who travel to Leicester on Monday.
Without us even playing, could this weekend be a massive boost for our title hopes?