They were one home win away from the promised land, from beating rivals United to the 2011-12 Premier League title.
As the game ticked into the 94th minute, Manchester City needed a hero.
It got one in the most dramatic of fashion, with what was perhaps the greatest moment in Premier League history.
Nissan has joined Manchester City during the International Champions Cup to find out how excited the club's USA-based fans are to welcome the team to North America.
And these devoted City fans believe it simply doesn’t get any better than Aguerooooo...