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In that moment, maybe we had a snapshot of what was to follow: a depleted City bringing about their own downfall.
Well, it could not have been further from the truth. Steffen relaxed for the next 30 minutes, watching from afar as City ripped the game away from Chelsea, embarrassing them all the way.
The kind this City team used to do better than anyone. The wait for the second was just seconds. His initial ball to Foden almost set the year-old away to goal.
The manner of the third, however, was particularly galling for Chelsea. Sterling rounded Mendy with ease, but a clear shot took a little longer to come as Kante caught up.
Having found an opening, a curling effort struck the post, only to fall to De Bruyne, who controlled the rebound and side-footed into the same unguarded corner Sterling had tried to find.
Just like that, the game was done. Chelsea had conceded three in an opening half for the first time since August against Burnley. City have won all matches where they have held such a lead — one that could have been four, after the best move of the half.
Sterling drove through the middle, found De Bruyne on the edge, who fed to an over-lapping Foden to cross for Gundogan whose deft flick went wide.
That sequence in itself felt like a threat — of the power City held at Stamford Bridge. That at any moment they could click through the gears and bend Chelsea any which way.
Their 18 attempts overall was the most Chelsea have had to face in seven years. Fair warning of a fourth came in the 54th minute, when Rodri, unmarked at the back post, had a header saved by Edouard Mendy from a free-kick.
And though there were other moments where the score was close to being added to, with waves of counter-attacks further distorting the shape of an already distorted Chelsea, they were satisfied with their three.
Yet that seemed to only compound the misery. So ineffective were Chelsea that City saw no need to take the second half too seriously.
The hosts were unable to register a single shot on target in regular time after the break, mustering just one before it.
That was addressed in the final minute of additional time when they finally found space behind the City backline.
Kai Havertz, brought on for the final 13 minutes, latched onto a ball down the left and crossed to the far post for Hudson-Odoi to beat Steffen.
Even the pumped-in crowd noise fell flat. The goal clearly frustrated City, who would have liked to emerge with a clean sheet. Kevin de Bruyne's brilliant second-half free-kick cancelled out Christian Pulisic's breakaway goal for the hosts but Liverpool's title was confirmed with 12 minutes left when Fernandinho was sent off for handball on the line and Willian dispatched the resulting penalty.
While City are still in the Champions League and continue their defence of the FA Cup at Newcastle on Sunday, their next act in the league will be as part of Liverpool's coronation when they welcome the Reds to Etihad Stadium next Thursday.
The outcome of this season's title race has been inevitable for many months but Liverpool's long wait to wrap up their 19th triumph, extended by the Premier League's three-month break amid the coronavirus pandemic, is finally over.
City's hopes of delaying them further ended in all-too familiar fashion, with crisp passing and forward moves undermined by fragile defending and lapses in focus.
They had been the better side until they gifted Chelsea the lead courtesy of a terrible mistake by Bernard Mendy after Chelsea had cleared a first-half free-kick.
The France left-back had Ilkay Gundogan in support but was far too casual as he gave Pulisic possession near the halfway line, then compounded his error by diving in and allowing the American to sprint clear and slot home.
De Bruyne's brilliant dipping free-kick arrowed into the top corner to bring City level shortly after the break and they almost took the lead moments later when Raheem Sterling hit the post after a stunning counter-attack.
Chelsea went close at the other end when Fernandinho let Pulisic in and he rounded Ederson, only to be denied by a brilliant goal-line clearance by Kyle Walker.
That was a huge let-off for City but they were not so lucky the next time Chelsea came forward. Ederson denied substitute Tammy Abraham and then Fernandinho blocked Pulisic's follow-up but the video assistant referee confirmed what everyone watching on TV had already seen - that he had used his hand to clear.
Referee Stuart Attwell showed the Brazilian a red card after pointing to the spot, and Willian planted his spot-kick into the net to ensure the night belonged to Chelsea - and Liverpool of course.
While this was a momentous result at the summit of the table, it was also hugely significant in the race for the top four.
Chelsea have seen Manchester United and Wolves close the gap this week but this was a convincing response, and not just because of a result that moves the Blues five points clear of the teams immediately below them.
They showed impressive resolve and organisation at the back in the spells when City were on top, but also always looked dangerous at the other end.
Pulisic's pace on the break was a big part of that but Chelsea carved out plenty of other chances, with Ederson brilliantly denying Andreas Christensen and Mason Mount wasting a glorious opening from a poor clearance by the City keeper.
It is no secret that City have struggled at the back this season, with Vincent Kompany's exit and Aymeric Laporte's long-term injury among the reasons why they have sometimes had a soft centre.
Fernandinho, for so long an imperious presence in front of City's defence, has been far less convincing since he was moved back to become part of it and this game was another example why that department has to be a priority for City when the next transfer window opens.
City still offered much to savour, of course, not least some superb touches from De Bruyne in addition to his free-kick.
Bernardo Silva, operating as a 'false nine' in the absence of injured centre-forward Sergio Aguero, also frequently showed his quality. But, as has happened on too many occasions this season, City still came up short when it mattered.
If they are to get closer to Liverpool next time, they have a lot of work to do. Both teams hit the road for the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
Chelsea travel to Leicester BST and holders City make the trip to Newcastle in a tie that you can watch live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.
Match ends, Chelsea 2, Manchester City 1. Second Half ends, Chelsea 2, Manchester City 1. Ilkay Gündogan Manchester City wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Pedro Chelsea. Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City wins a free kick in the defensive half. Foul by Billy Gilmour Chelsea. Corner, Chelsea.
Conceded by Ederson. Attempt saved. Pedro Chelsea right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Billy Gilmour.
Substitution, Chelsea. Billy Gilmour replaces Christian Pulisic. Pedro replaces Mason Mount. Oleksandr Zinchenko Manchester City wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mateo Kovacic Chelsea. Offside, Chelsea. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Tammy Abraham. Raheem Sterling Manchester City wins a free kick on the right wing.
But even in that context Lampard knows full well that the minimum standards are Champions League qualification and strong cup performances.
Lampard must now pick up a frustrated squad to generate new confidence, momentum and results, to reverse the current plight.
The visitors were without Ederson, Ferran Torres, Nathan Ake, Gabriel Jesus, Eric Garcia and Kyle Walker — and still won at a canter.
Foden received a vigorous embrace from Guardiola on his second-half withdrawal, to toast a virtuoso performance and one that left Chelsea chasing first-half shadows.
The hosts actually started the brighter and should arguably have had a penalty, when Rodri brought down Timo Werner in the box only for all the officials to overlook the incident entirely.
Rodri had already been censured in bizarre fashion for what was highly questionably deemed a back-pass to league debutant goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
The indirect free-kick was awarded outside the area, in another mistake by referee Anthony Taylor and his team of officials.
Gundogan quickly handed Man City the lead, firing in on the turn after a neat ball into his feet from Foden. Gundogan still found the time to flick wide as City tore Chelsea open yet again, before the half-time whistle handed the humbled hosts a modicum of respite.