It was a result that keeps us in fourth place in the Premiership standings with a tally of 40 points after our first outing of 2006. A goal in each half from Mido and Robbie Keane ensured the banking of the reward and Michael, who deputised impressively for the injured Edgar Davids, believes the team again produced a performance full of character.
"We started really well, popped it around and came in at half-time thinking we should maybe have got a second," reasoned the combative middleman.
"At 1-0 in the second half we came under a bit of pressure and didn't get out to play the football we would have liked to. We showed a good strong character though and a will to win the game.
We were solid, it wasn't pretty out there, but once we got the second we could relax a bit
"It is a fantastic win, City have done well under Stuart Pearce and we would probably have settled for a point before we got here. To get the three is an excellent result for us.
"It looks decent for us, although we will not get carried away as we have got some difficult games coming up.
"We've now got to concentrate on the FA Cup on Sunday."
Michael Brown saluted a 'fantastic win' as the boys maintained our unbeaten Premiership record away to Manchester City that stretches back to 1995.