Owen refuses to panic at City‚Äôs lead and predicts they will have a ‚Äústicky patch‚ÄĚ.
‚ÄúThey are top of the league, playing great ‚Äď as well as they‚Äôve performed in years,‚ÄĚ said the striker.
‚ÄúThey obviously beat us quite well in the league and deserved to win that game. But it was only a few weeks earlier that we played really well and beat them in the Community Shield.
"Everyone then was taking a step back then and saying, ‚ÄėIt might be a year too soon for City‚Äô and it just shows how quickly things can change.
‚ÄúThey‚Äôre on a crest of a wave at the minute, but every team will go through a sticky patch at some point and we‚Äôre still early on in the season.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôll see what happens after Christmas and start forming opinions then, but there‚Äôs no doubt about it, they‚Äôre a force to be reckoned with.‚ÄĚ