A title push had threatened to fall away when Gary Cahill struck to give Chelsea the lead at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. However, Sergio Aguero's penalty put things back on track before Samir Nasri's 85th-minute finish capped off an incredible turnaround to keep Manchester City only one point away from the summit of the Premier League table.
The Frenchman's strike was not only a crucial blow landed in the fight for the title - it also sealed an incredible record of 20 consecutive wins at home, the first time that such a feat has been achieved in the English top flight.
Roberto Mancini has led his troops through a highly successful period, leading the way in the standings for most of the 54 weeks over which they have maintained this astonishing run of form.
It is a record that has seen City blitz 56 goals and concede just eight, a fearsome statistic of which any side in the world would be proud, and Goal.com took it upon itself to relive the brilliance of Mancini's record-breakers at the Etihad Stadium.
Our visual journey begins more than a year ago as the Citizens lined up to face Wigan on March 5 2011 ...
One | 1-0 | March 5: David Silva sets it all in motion as the Latics are the first victims
Two | 5-0 | April 3: Adam Johnson's goal is the first of many as Mancini's side demolish Sunderland
Three | 2-1 | May 1: Nigel de Jong scores early on to set City on their way to beating West Ham
Four | 1-0 | May 10: A stroke of luck as Peter Crouch's own goal is the only difference against Tottenham
Five | 3-0 | May 17: City rehearse their FA Cup final victory by thumping Stoke
Six | 4-0 | August 15: Sergio Aguero announces himself as Swansea are demolished in 2011-12's opener
Seven | 3-0 | September 10: Aguero blitzes all three as Mancini's men down Wigan
Eight | 2-0 | September 24: Jack Rodwell and Everton fight hard before City recover to win
Nine | 4-1 | October 15: Aston Villa are seen off with a touch of the spectacular from Mario Balotelli
10 | 3-1 | October 29: Edin Dzeko has to fight but makes the scoresheet as Wolves are felled
11 | 3-1 | November 19: A rare Micah Richards strike helps end Newcastle's unbeaten league start
12 | 5-1 | December 3: Norwich cannot outmuscle Yaya Toure, who contributes to a hammering
13 | 1-0 | December 18: The sparkling Silva sneaks City past Arsenal in a lively December meeting
14 | 3-0 | December 21: Aguero is in top form against Stoke, poaching two of three unanswered goals
15 | 3-0 | January 3: Joe Hart was not the only City man to enjoy their victory over Liverpool
16 | 3-2 | January 22: Balotelli makes all sorts of headlines as City triumph over Tottenham in a thrilling encounter
17 | 3-0 | February 4: Mancini sees his troops battle through thick snow to overcome Fulham
18 | 3-0 | February 25: Aguero is on form once again as lowly Blackburn are dispatched
19 | 2-0 | March 3: The ever-inscrutable Super Mario has the final word in the win over Bolton
20 | 2-1 | March 21: Nasri and Tevez combine to seal the record more than a year after the run began