Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says his side deserved to take all three points on Saturday.
The Citizens needed a late penalty to battle past Norwich City and keep the leadership in the English Premier League.
"I think we deserved to win the game," Pellegrini said.
"We started from the beginning to try and score.
"Norwich played very well because they defended very well with 11 players near their box.
"It was very difficult for us to create space but we created three or four chances that we missed.
"Finally, we opened the scoring with a beautiful goal from Nicolas Otamendi.
"Unfortunately, they drew level with a very unlucky goal but in the last ten minutes, the team demonstrated its personality and character.
"We believe in what we can do and we went on to score what was a clear penalty and then miss another."