These days, Manchester City finishing above Manchester United has become commonplace in the Premier League.
But back in 1990-91, Howard Kendall built a team strong enough to pip United to fifth place in the old First Division.
Niall Quinn was voted player of the year at Maine Road that season, having bagged 21 goals in all competitions.
Although the late, great Kendall left City in November to return to Everton (he described Man City as his affair, and Everton as his marriage) after setting the wheels in motion for a solid season, midfielder Peter Reid was named player-manager.
Reid’s side included some seriously talented players like Colin Hendry, Paul Lake, Steve McMahon and Tony Coton.
They never realistically challenged for the highest places in the league, with Arsenal snatching the title from Liverpool at the death, but they did have some outstanding kits.
Their home kit was a thing of English football legend, the sky blue Umbro kit with the punchy Brother sponsor will be sure to bring warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia to City fans.
And then there’s the classy maroon away strip they wore between 1990 and 1992.
Here’s old Reidy chasing down Paul Gascoigne during a visit to Tottenham.