The Kenyan captain started in the middle of the park for the North London side, who were carrying a 1-0 advantage going into the game at the Etihad Stadium, but soon had that lead cancelled out when Raheem Sterling scored inside four minutes.
However, the Mauricio Pochettino-led side hit back with two valuable away goals in three minutes courtesy of Son Heung-min, while the Pep Guardiola side got another goal just a minute later through Bernardo Silva, before Sterling scored again to make it five goals in just 21 minutes.
The second half saw Man City take the lead again as Sergio Aguero fired home to give City the lead over two legs, but Tottenham were not done yet as striker Fernando Llorente squeezed home from a corner to put Spurs ahead on aggregate once again.
Spurs held onto the lead and despite Sterling slotting home with just two minutes of injury time remaining, the goal was ruled out for offside by VAR, a decision that helped Tottenham to retain the advantage and advance to the semis for the first time in history.
Kenyan fans have since taken to social media to hail the performance of their captain Wanyama - who was superb in the match - and has now entered the record books as the second Kenyan to have reached the semis of the competition after his elder brother MacDonald Mariga with Inter Milan in 2010.
Victor Wanyama with Tottenham becomes the second Kenyan to make the Champions League semifinal, after his brother McDonald Mariga did the same with Inter Milan in 2010 on the way to winning it.— Idah Waringa (@IdahWaringa) April 17, 2019
🇰🇪 🇰🇪 🇰🇪 #MCITOT #UCL pic.twitter.com/5EaYMawoKf
Congratulations @VictorWanyama for your big role in @SpursOfficial qualification to the @ChampionsLeague semi-finals, after edging out @ManCity in an entertaining thriller. Nani kama wewe kijana wa Nairobi. pic.twitter.com/elzETtgvgk— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) April 17, 2019
Victor Wanyama, Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk all through to the UCL semi-finals.— Ryan McDonald (@rmcd93) April 17, 2019
Not bad considering they played in a “pub league”. 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/JWt60Lm5Oi
Incredible..— Sean Cardovillis (@realseancardo) April 18, 2019
Victor Wanyama is actually the SECOND Kenyan to reach the Champions League semifinal.
His brother McDonald Mariga did the same with Inter Milan in 2010 on his way to winning the title.
Proudly Kenyan. 🇰🇪 #UCL #seanknows pic.twitter.com/g4E0hvwmvV
Tottenham Hotspur's @VictorWanyama is the second Kenyan to play in the champions league after his elder brother McDonald Mariga,who played and won with Inter Milan in 2010.#KenyaFactsZone #MagicalKenya pic.twitter.com/HIB9sjPkZa— KenyaFactsZone (@KenyaFactsZone1) April 18, 2019
Pic dated 28th Feb 09.— Idah Waringa (@IdahWaringa) April 18, 2019
Victor Wanyama (3rd from left) was with Belgian club Germinal Beerschot but played in a local tournament on a hot & dusty pitch while in Kenya. Yesterday he qualified for the #UCL semi-final with @SpursOfficial
Lion of Muthurwa we are proud of you! 🇰🇪 pic.twitter.com/XJuvbjtjVP
Man of the match performance from @VictorWanyama— Collins Kasembeli (@kasembeli_afc) April 17, 2019
Did the kenyan flag change🤔 pic.twitter.com/wL1ZxRltdj— BuJo 🇰🇪 (@Borura_) April 18, 2019
Congratulations to the Lion of Muthurwa! Step by step! God above Everything!!@victorwanyama What a game that was jana💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/tsRpoB5iaD— Daddy Owen (@daddyowenmusic) April 18, 2019
Work well done in sending @ManCity home. Congratulations @SpursOfficial for qaulifying to semifinals. @ChampionsLeague @VictorWanyama Kenya is proud of you.— Ngugi Wathiong'o (@Ngugi_Wathiongo) April 17, 2019
That was a 5th world war🤣😂🤣😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MatME9k9yE