It was the tallest of tall orders but the miracle came true – Leicester City beat Nottingham Forest to book a place in the Championship play-offs.
The promised land of Premier League football looked nothing but a pipe dream for 91 minutes before Anthony Knockaert fired in the injury time winner – sending City fans into ecstasy.
City's heroics, coupled with Bolton's failure to beat Blackpool, now leave the Foxes faithful two games away from Wembley.
Few people would have put money on it, given Leicester's recent run of appalling luck and form – reflected in the Mercury back page on Saturday (pictured, right). Caution: May contain potty-mouthed celebrations
Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby today led the rallying cries as City prepare to take on Watford at the King Power Stadium on Thursday in the first leg of the play-off semi-final.
"What a game Saturday was," he said. "Like many people, I was on tenterhooks, listening to the game on the radio.
"I didn't think, expect or even hope it was possible. But it was. A brilliant result.
"After our poor run of form – even more disappointing given the brilliant performances of earlier this season – I didn't dream this could happen.
"I wish the team well for Thursday and the weekend. I believe the players will take this opportunity. Having Premier League football in Leicester is what our city deserves.
"The players did brilliantly on Saturday but I'd also like to congratulate the fans, who have been fantastic. I'll certainly be there with them at the King Power Stadium, cheering the team on."