On the 30th anniversary of City's sensational 5-1 win over Manchester United, Paul Lake recollects that famous day, fondly dubbed 'the Maine Road Massacre.'
The triumph – a shining beacon of gladness of the '90s for those long-suffering Blues among us – lives long in the memory for fans, players and staff, as City produced and all-round brilliant performance to stun our neighbours.
Goals from David Oldfield (2), Trevor Morley and Ian Bishop handed City a commanding lead and the icing was administered to the metaphorical cake with a bullet header, as Andy Hinchcliffe uncharacteristically sprinted to the backpost to complete the rout.
Just for good measure, he then gestured to the crowd that we’d scored five! As if they weren't counting!
Lifelong Blue and fans' favourite Lake had worked his way through the City ranks to the senior side, and recalls the Derby win as one of his all-time favourite memories.
Sitting down with CityTV, he discussed the build-up to the game, what it meant to the city and the reason why he felt there would be only one winner...