AFTER a run of eight Premier League games without a win towards the back end of last season, Gus Comprar Gh Jintropin Poyet feared Sunderland's chances of staying in the top tier of English football had gone.
Then, from nowhere, arrived the unlikely point at Manchester City in April when the Black Cats came within two minutes of leaving the Etihad Stadium with three points.
In the end, after Vito Mannone had the misfortune of helping Samir Nasri's late equaliser over the line, Sunderland had to settle for a point; a result which looked more like preventing City from winning the title than keeping Poyet's side out of the Championship.
Instead both clubs had finishes to remember. City went on to pip Liverpool and Chelsea to the Premier League crown, while Sunderland's revival kept them up.
"It was the beginning of the miracle. No doubt," said Poyet, recalling the atmosphere at the Etihad that night when an unlikely back up goalkeeper in Oscar Ustari had an inspirational role to play Winstrol Nz in the run in.
"However, there were mixed emotions after the game because we should have won. Oscar came in after the match and told the players he was incredibly proud of how they performed. Most of the feelings amongst the players were that we'd missed out on two points but Oscar's was 'no, this is massive'.
"Being where we were, a goal down, bottom of the league, to come back was huge. Oscar gave us such a lot in the dressing room. He gave us the words that helped us go into the Chelsea match to get a result.
"The feeling was we'd lost a big chance, but Oscar was much more optimistic. He was outstanding for us in the words that he said. At first the players were devastated, Primobolan Half Life and everyone was trying to make sure Vito was alright because he'd been such a big player for us. But then Oscar started to Beställa Kamagra Billigt get his point across of what we'd really done and achieved."
Whatever it was Ustari, who left at the end of the season and joined Newells Old Boys in Argentina, said that night had the desired effect.
Sunderland followed up the point at the Winstrol For Sale Philippines Etihad by inflicting the first Stamford Bridge league defeat of the Jose Mourinho era on Chelsea. Then came a thumping victory over Cardiff, a stunning 1 0 triumph over Manchester United before a success at home to West Buy Kamagra 100mg Brom.
Sunderland could start to plan for a further year in the top flight and Poyet is excited to be heading back to face the "Buy Jintropin" champions again this afternoon however hard he knows it will be.
City's failure to defeat Burnley at home on Sunday will have frustrated Manuel Pellegrini and his players, who could have climbed to within a point of leaders Chelsea had they won. Slipping up again will not be in their thinking.
Poyet said: "They Achat Kamagra Pas Cher were on fire, and were winning every single game, confidence was high and everything was alright, so now it's a little bit of a wake up call for them after Sunday. I don't know, we will see how they are.
"We know City and we know how good they are with the qualities they've got and we need to make sure that we're good on the day, organised, keep possession and strong, concentrate and be better on the ball. Then we have a chance. When we get a chance we've got to put it in the back of the net, but it will be very difficult."
When Sunderland, only four points above the bottom three, last met Manchester City at the start of December, Sergio Aguero did the most damage with two of the goals in a 4 1 win.
Aguero will not face former Manchester United defenders John O'Shea and Wes Brown today, though, because he remains sidelined with knee ligament damage.
Poyet said: "It's easier to play City without Aguero, no doubt. Let's be honest about that. Come on, let's not be hypocrites. He's different but they have quality everywhere and if you look at how much David Silva has delivered in recent weeks. He's completely changed the way they've been playing. That shows how much quality he's got.