Amy Canavan, BBC Sport Scotland at the Excelsior Stadium
Dumped out of the Champions League in disappointing fashion. Eight points behind league leaders Rangers in their title defence. Out of the League Cup before the semi-finals for the first time in over a decade.
This has not been the start Leanne Ross would have hoped for in her first full season in charge.
Something is not clicking for City. How the former captain would love to know why that is.
They're not playing badly - far from it. Celtic didn't exactly stroll tonight - but City are certainly not being clinical.
In stark contrast, Celtic are. The partnership of Gallacher and Loferski has been deadly and Alonso will be delighted to have them both back fit and firing.
There was an impressive control from Celtic, with player of the match - and opening goalscorer - Ross at the heart of that.