Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson was delighted by his side's performance in the 2-1 derby victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Citizens won thanks to goals from Darius Vassell and debutant Benjani Mwaruwari, on an emotional afternoon marking the 50th anniversary of the Munich air crash.
Eriksson said: "I think we deserved to win. We created more chances so we're very happy.
"Six points against Manchester United in one season is very good. I'm really proud of all the players and happy for the fans, it was a great result.
"We had the right spirit and the right attitude. When you go to Old Trafford and win you deserve it.
"Everyone was really up to it and collectively we were fantastic. The defence was very good, the goalkeeper was very good, the midfield was good and Benjani up front worked very hard.
"He will be very important for us. He's quick, he's strong, he can keep the ball, he can score goals and he works very hard defensively as well."