David Platt: "The potential is being realised.
"It is a very good team, it is a very good football club. It is not going away.
"That is the main message, not just to come out of last night but forever.
"Regardless of what happens in the league this season, we aren't going away.
"We will be there next year and long may that continue. We will keep getting stronger and stronger.
"More than a fantastic result it was a terrific performance.
"You are never going to dominate a game for 90 minutes against Manchester United but we restricted them to very few opportunities.
"The opportunities they did have were on the counter-attack, which you expect from a team like them, but we took the game to them, we had territorial advantage, we created opportunities.
"We were composed throughout, which was a good thing.
"But not only that, we showed character as well. Having conceded the goal to go 1-1 we showed the character to continue to go and finished it off with a great goal from Sergio.
"It is not mathematically impossible but I think there are insufficient games.
"But to come here and perform in the manner we have done - Robbie (Mancini) has dedicated it to the supporters, which is nice. It's their night.
"It's 12 points and when they wake up in the cold light of day, it's still a massive mountain to climb.
"I don't think Manchester United will fail to get over the line but at least they (City fans) have got the pride."
Source: Manchester City MAD