Mark Hughes claimed his Manchester City side were well worth the point they gained from Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Craig Bellamy's deflected goal early in the second half almost meant City took maximum points back to Eastlands, before Dirk Kuyt's effort 12 minutes from the end saved a point for the home side.
"That was an excellent performance and we were good value for the point and probably deserved more," said Hughes.
"We were playing a side going for the title and after we had been involved in a tiring UEFA Cup game in Denmark on Thursday.
"But we put in an excellent performance, we were strong and resilient and we deserved the result."
Meanwhile, Hughes believes former club Manchester United are now on course for their third successive Premier League title.
Sunday's stalemate left Liverpool seven points behind their title rivals with 12 games of the season remaining.
"Manchester United will have to slip up now and they do not do that very often," said the former Old Trafford striker.
"There are still a lot of games to go but it is very much in their hands and they will have to lose three games now. You cannot see them doing that."