Brian Barry-Murphy's young charges knew victory at the Academy Stadium could move us as high as second in the Premier League 2 table and end 2021 on a high in the process.
But Brighton, sitting just one point and one place behind City heading into the tie, weren't there to simply make up the numbers.
Watch from minute one to 90 and find out how our EDS fared in our Full Match Replay...
Our full match replay on CITY+ allows fans who missed the game to watch it in full from the first minute to the last.
And if you've managed to avoid the score, you can watch the match as though you were at the game
You'll need a CITY+ subscription, of course, but that means you'll get watch all City's games in full throughout the season.
Now, enjoy the game on the video above...