It would be wrong to say that Liverpool's Andy Robertson is an unsung hero in Juergen Klopp's side, given the Kop regularly chants his name in appreciation, but if anyone needed further proof of his quality he provided it on Sunday.
It was the Reds, however, who would somehow find a victor, and in the most fortunate of circumstances.
Mohamed Salah's header was palmed back into the six-yard area by Hugo Lloris and Alderweireld diverted it back past his goalkeeper.
City play an out-of-sorts Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League quarter-finals next week and Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday.
The propensity for late goals, in particular, lends itself to that perception.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Argentine striker Sergio Aguero scored in Manchester City's 2-0 away win against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Once could be sheer luck, and lighting could strike twice. Fortune has been on their side; but it only comes about thanks to their fitness, self-confidence, and willingness to play to the whistle. Add to the fact that No. 20 Huddersfield was officially relegated, and we pretty much know what the bottom two will look like come season's end.
This is not the first time that Liverpool have come close to winning the Premier League title but each time in the past, the Reds have bottled it. With two places up for grabs, Arsenal can be backed at [1.6], just ahead of Tottenham at [1.68] and United at [2.3].
"I didn't score for a couple of games but there are some players who have the same number of goals as me, but people are saying those players are having the best season of their life", he told Sky Sports. "After the goals we controlled it", he said.
Kewvin McDonald came on for Babel for Fulham, with Riyad Mahrez replacing Sterling for City, the home side creating one last half-chance to set up a dramatic finish when Schurrle's low ball into the area took a couple of unsafe deflections before being held by Ederson. It's impossible to call at this stage.
"Sometimes you just need that bit of luck and we got it but even when we were going through the tough times in the second half, we still believed we were going to win the game and that's the mentality we have".