Cup triumph - in dramatic style too
The Citizens will be hoping it's the first of a few pieces of silverware this term, with manager Manuel Pellegrini set to depart the sky Blues in the summer as Pep Guardiola's arrival edges closer to those involved at Eastlands. He'll be proud with the effort, mental toughness and quality on-display by his side, having responded after dominating large parts of the action against their Premier League counterparts - then having to deal with a setback in the form of a Philippe Coutinho equaliser shortly before the full-time whistle, meaning they'd have to play extra-time (as well as penalties, eventually) to settle the evening's tie.
Touré seals it, following Caballero spot-kick heroics
There was also an unlikely hero, Willy Caballero. The experienced Argentine goalkeeper, who was seen by plenty of supporters as the side's weak link ahead of kick-off once the line-ups had been announced, made three penalty saves when the pressure was really on, and has cemented himself as a cult hero in the process.
First-choice Joe Hart, who hasn't featured in any Cup fixtures this term, was not risked and remained on the substitutes' bench - with Pellegrini saying he felt it was important that Caballero was given a chance to prove his doubters wrong after some shaky individual displays when called upon in other games this term. That being said, Pellegrini's decision managed to pay off in the end, and powerful Ivorian midfielder Yaya Touré sent Simon Mignolet the wrong way to confirm this year's League Cup victors.