Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko both expressed their delight at City's first away win of the season.
Craven Cottage is turning into a happy hunting ground for Aguero, with the equalising goal his third in two visits.
“I am happy about the goal, but more importantly for the win and that is the most important thing,” said Aguero.
The Argentine has been at City for a year now and he took the opportunity to reveal just how happy he is to be at City after full-time.
"I am very, very happy because the club looks after me very well, the club looks after me and we all have a great team spirit – Manchester is a great city."
He also took to Twitter shortly after full-time:
We played well, we bested a tough rival on a tough field, and I found the net again - glad to be back on track.
Meanwhile, City's last ditch hero Dzeko believes it’s too soon to talk about the Premier League trophy coming back to the Etihad Stadium but he was satisfied that City ended a four match run without a win.
“We were frustrated to be behind but in the end we scored two goals, we were the better team and we deserved to win,” said the Bosnian.
“It’s too soon to talk about who will win the title, we have only played six games – we must play game for game and then we will see what happens.”
Dzeko has now scored six goals as a substitute since the start of last season – more than any other player in the Premier League and who knows just how crucial this latest one could be in May.
“It was an important goal – what else can I say? I got five minutes and I tried to do the best thing I can do,” he said.
“It’s never easy to come in with five minutes to go and even if I do expect to play more, I’m happy for that team that we managed to get the three points today.
“We didn’t play very well in the last two games but we were better today against a very good team and we hope to be even better next game.”