Monday night was a colossal one in the race for the Premier League title and the equation for Manchester City was simple, defeat Leicester and they'd return to the top with one game remaining. At the Etihad Stadium this season the Blues have won 17 of their 18 games so it looked like something of a certainty, but in reality it was much the opposite.
Brendan Rodgers' Foxes provided stern, rugged opposition for Pep Guardiola's men with the visitors defending resolutely and looking a real threat on the break. City are used to blowing teams away in the early exchanges but as the game progressed and the scores remained level, the crowds anxiety levels grew. Misplaced passes were greeted with groans, counter attacks met with a nervous hush, meaning that something special needed to happen in order to break the deadlock and boy did that happen.
When it comes to match winners there are plenty in Manchester City's ranks, with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva usually coming up with the goods. But this time it wasn't their world class attacking talents that won the game, it was an old stalwart with an absolute peach of a strike to send the home crowd into delirium - despite shouts from his teammates not to shoot!
Vincent Kompany may not start as many games as he used to but it just cannot be underestimated how important he is to Manchester City Football Club. His work in the community, his influence on the young players, charity work, leadership in the dressing, consistency on the pitch - the big Belgian is a legend.
The 33 year-old has seen it all at Eastlands, joining before the riches of the Sheikh Mansour and despite being in that era of huge spending and big name acquisitions, he's remained an ever-present in the side which is a real testament to his ability. So for him to score what could prove to be THE deciding moment in the title race will be massively satisfying for both himself and the clubs fan base who idolise him.