Gus Poyet insisted we had to be happy to walk out of the City of Manchester Stadium with a point after yesterday's 0-0 draw.
City blew a host of chances in the first half and found goalkeeper Kasey Keller in inspirational form, saving three one-on-ones and memorably tipping Steve McManaman's close-range effort wide.
At the other end, Fredi Kanoute lobbed just wide and David Seaman saved well from Darren Anderton's free-kick but it was all about holding out for a second clean sheet in four days.
"We have to be realistic," reflected Gus. "We had to hold on. There were periods in the first half where we had some nice touches but it wasn't enough.
"They were on top and we were lucky to have Kasey on fire. He saved everything.
"I thought we came back into it a bit more in the second half, they had another great chance, but it was the kind of point you have to be happy with because you didn't play well."