Neil Young tributes, goals galore and freezing weather - January was colourful in more ways than one and certainly never dull. It was also the beginning of what would prove to be an epic FA Cup run.
The New Year had barely begun when City seemed to be cruising to a handsome win over Wolves at the City of Manchester Stadium. Leading 4-1 and looking for more goals, Wolves stunned the hosts by pulling two late goals back and could have pinched a point in the dying seconds at the Blues were sent a timely reminder that every team in the Premier League can be dangerous given enough time and space.
The game went into the history books when Kolo and Yaya Toure scored a goal each in the 4-3 win to become the first brothers to score in a top-flight game for City.
The above game was also the first time new signing Edin Dzeko played for City. The Bosnian striker gave mcfc.co.uk a terrific two-part interview on his arrival at Carrington and the website team quickly became aware of the 'Dzeko Factor' - a knock-on effect his thousands of loyal followers cause whenever he appears on our website. Edin's Bosnian fans are legion, trust us!
No prizes for guessing who this is - skipper Carlos Tevez shows his love of the Manchester weather by wearing the world's biggest snood under his training top. Snoods, incidentally, were banned from matches not long after this picture by FIFA - one of Sepp Blatter's better decisions some might say - just not Carlos.
After a dramatic 2-2 draw in the FA Cup third round tie at Leicester, Roberto Mancini welcomes mentor and former City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson back to the City of Manchester Stadium. The welcome ended the moment the game kicked off as City strolled into the next round after a 4-2 victory and everyone wondered, 'Could this be our year...?'
Finally, the Blues' proud links with the official supporters' clubs have never been stronger and Nigel de Jong took a talented trio along to Prestwich and Whitefield for an enjoyable Q&A and signing session. With the Dutchman were Joan Roman (left), Gai Assulin (centre, back) and Harry Bunn (right).