After 44 years, it finally happened.
On May 13, 2012, Manchester City won the Premier League title in the dying minutes of perhaps the most exciting and nail-biting finishes in the league's history.
Francis Lee, who was part of the Manchester City side that won their last league title in 1968, said, "It was real Roy of the Rovers stuff to come back with five minutes to go and score twice, it was unbelievable."
"Unbelievable" it truly was.
With all the financial backing and star players. the City season still went down to the wire. "Manchester City is blue" read many placards, but it could have easily stayed red.
Local rival Manchester United were dethroned, but that shouldn't take away another spectacular season for the Red Devils. Sir Alex Ferguson's squad came within a final shot from Sergio Aguero from winning yet another title.
Numb and expressionless faces surrounded the Etihad Stadium until that moment when Edin Dzeko and Aguero snatched the Cup from Manchester United. For the first time in the history of the Premier League, the title was decided on goal difference -- showing how close and competitive the world's best football league is.
How the balance of power has shifted can only be answered next season. Though City are the title holders, their ability to continue this run is still up in the air.
Predictions have never been a part of the game, aside from a psychic octopus.
For now Manchester is blue, and blue it will remain for at least one year.688348