Manchester City supporters won’t forget about their 2-1 win against Liverpool in a hurry.
Especially if it paves the way for them to overhaul the Reds in the Premier League title race.
Those packed inside the Etihad Stadium watched on as Pep Guardiola’s side cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to four points.
City fans have been spoiled in recent years, investment from Sheikh Mansour turning the Manchester club into a major force.
They’ve won the Premier League title three times and can attract world-class players.
Yet one area where rival supporters still enjoy mocking City is with its fanbase.
You’ve probably heard of the term ‘Emptihad’. It’s bandied about to tease the number of empty seats often seen at City’s home matches.
City fans created an atmosphere
The club don’t really help themselves with gestures like the one seen outside the stadium before the Liverpool match, when an announcer called out the names of the players as they got off the team coach.
It’s a bit rubbish. City’s supporters seemed more interested in seeing the players than creating a good atmosphere.
But videos have emerged from inside and outside the stadium and they dispel the notion that City’s supporters cannot generate an atmosphere.
At the final whistle
Outside the stadium
There is a genuine feeling among many Man City supporters that Thursday’s victory will provide the catalyst for Guardiola’s side to reel Liverpool in.
There are bound to be many more twists and turns, though, as the two clubs - and Tottenham - compete for the title.
Guardiola understood the importance of the match, admitting that a defeat might well have ended the title race.
“Today they show how good they are, they play against an incredible team,” the Catalan said, per the Independent.
“It was a good spectacle and both team play to win. It was a final for us because lose and it was almost over. Now is tight again. Now rest and relax.”
Rest and relax. And then the hunt begins.