Our three straight defeats on our travels where the team put in good performances, it was a slightly scrappy affair against Stuart Pearce's side at the Lane. However, three points were banked in our Premiership account when Robbie Keane, with the game poised at 1-1, sealed a league double over City when he was on hand to guide home Simon Davies' clever ball. Jermain Defoe had given us the lead on 16 minutes, only for Claudio Reyna to level just before the break.
"We were looking comfortable in the first half, maybe a bit too comfortable after we scored," reflected the skipper afterwards. "We probably took our foot off the pedal a little and, at this level, you get punished for anything.
"We had to come out in the second half and raise our game again. It wasn't a bad performance, but it wasn't one of our best - the three points are vitally important though.
"We feel at home that we are always going to score goals and, at 1-1, we still kept probing. They were two scrappy goals and it is nice just to win, we needed to get back into winning ways and get back on track.
"It would have been bad to go into a break on the back of another loss. We haven't done that and this keeps our confidence ticking over.
"It has been a tough week and we wanted to end it right. We have probably played better in the games we lost and that is the way football goes - we are just happy to have got the win."
Ledley King reflected on a welcome win against Manchester City that he says will keep confidence 'ticking over' going into the international break.