You just couldn't make this stuff up.
Heading into the last game of the season, all City needed to do was win. The team with the best home record in the league versus the team with the worst away record in the league. This would be simple...
Except, the script that was prepared earlier was ripped up and thrown away. As events unfolded, we were to witness the greatest end to a league season ever seen.
Words can barely express what happened in the second half of City's game against QPR, let alone the final two minutes, but, nevertheless, I will give it a go.
Pablo Zabaleta had given City a deserved, but slender, 1-0 lead at half time. QPR hadn't even tried to attack Joe Hart's goal, and the league title looked as good as over as the two teams went down the tunnel at half time.
Whatever the respective managers said during the interval, it was Mark Hughes' team that came out in the second half with renewed vigour. Djibril Cisse fired his team level after Jolean Lescott had been caught under the ball, and his poor header fell nicely to the ex-Liverpool striker to blast home his sixth goal in seven games for the R's.
With their title slipping from their grasp, City's game began to fall apart, and Roberto Mancini was reduced to a screaming spectator from the sidelines as he watched everything crumble.
But in the 66th minute, his team were handed a lifeline by Joey Barton. The controversial Rangers midfielder elbowed Carlos Tevez in the face in an off-the-ball incident that was seen by the linesman, and he deservedly received a red card for violent conduct.
Barton wasn't there, though, and as he made his way through the remonstrating teams he lashed out and kicked Sergio Aguero in the back of the leg before trying to head butt Vincent Kompany!
The one cap wonder was then led from the pitch by Micah Richards, who deserves huge praise for helping to calm the situation down as even Mario Balotelli had leapt from the bench to try and get at Barton.
The QPR midfielder (one wonders for how much longer) then went on Twitter with an amazing rant where he claimed he didn't care what anyone said because his team were safe. Later on that evening, during Match of the Day, the player then launched a verbal assault on Alan Shearer after the England legend heavily criticized him for his behavior.
One thing is for certain, what Barton did yesterday was a cowardly and selfish act and he did not care less if his team survived or not because if he did he would have acted accordingly.
With Rangers down to 10 men, surely it was only a matter of time before City capitalised?
It was not to be, though, as Jamie Mackie scored a brilliant diving header to put his team ahead and basically relegate Bolton at the same time.
City then launched attack upon attack and Paddy Kenny, whose Wikipedia page had been vandalised by Manchester United fans for his mistake in Zabaleta's goal made save upon save to keep his team ahead.
The game then entered injury time with Manchester United, just finished 1-0 winners at Sunderland, ready to be crowned champions.
But then the most amazing end to a season kicked in.
Edin Dzeko met David Silva's perfectly flighted cross, after a wonderful run and jink lost his marker, and all of a sudden City were level with one minute to go.
Somehow, QPR gained possession on the half way line with a throw in, and as City fans punched seats in frustration, tore off jerseys in anger and left the stadium in tears, the unbelievable was about to happen.
All Shaun Wright-Phillips had to do was to throw the ball down the line for Jay Boothroyd to shield, but instead he threw the ball to his striker's head to flick on.
Boothroyd lazily didn't even challenge Jolean Lescott for the ball, and Nigel De Jong regained possession. He fed the ball through to Aguero, who had come off his marker at the edge of the box.
The mercurial Argentinian tried a one-two with Mario Balotelli on the 18-yard line, but the Italian striker began to lose his balance and he backed into the defender. Seeing his teammate about to lose control, Aguero stepped up a gear and took control of the ball in the penalty box.
Seeing the striker had no angle for a shot, Vincent Kompany made the most intelligent and significant run of his career as he dragged Clint Hill out of position.
That yard made all the difference as Aguero charged into the space before evading Hill's last ditch tackle. His shot, their 44th of the game, ballooned in the back of the net as the crowd screamed in rapturous delight—and the rest, as they say, is history.
It was an unbelievable end to an unbelievable season, and City are deserved champions.
Will they go on to dominate the English game in the same fashion as Manchester United have dominated the last 20 years?
Will City go on to become an institution like United or Liverpool?
Only time will tell, but the seeds were planted here.