It was a performance full of graft and hard work, as well as moments of wonderful attacking football.
Three days later, attentions turned to the Champions League, with City suffering a 2-0 defeat to PSG in Paris.
And it doesn't get any easier, with a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday.
Here, we take a look back over the past seven days, with behind-the-scenes footage provided by our camera crew embedded in the first-team bubble.
It's time for Inside City 384!
Liverpool v City
We will have full coverage of Sunday’s game against Liverpool right here on ManCity.com.
Our Matchday Centre will get under way at 14:30 UK time, with text updates throughout the day meaning you won't miss a beat.
Our Matchday Live show starts around 15:25, when Joleon Lescott and David James will be our studio guests.
And CITY+ subscribers can enjoy a full 90-minute replay from midnight.