What a difference a day makes.
Before the sun came up over Selhurst Park, Manchester City were effectively dead men walking in the Premier League title race. Liverpool had one hand on the Premier League trophy and could grip it firmly with the second with even a draw against Chelsea at Anfield.
Meanwhile, City faced a thorny tumble with a Crystal Palace side that had won five straight league matches.
City also had to put aside the ugly truth that they had never beaten a side managed by Palace boss Tony Pulis in a Premier League match away from the Etihad.
Truly it is always darkest just before dawn, because once the sun spread over the United Kingdom, everything broke for the Sky Blues.
Here are six things we learned from Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City.