'I am happy in the way we behaved, Sometimes it's against you but you have to accept it as part of the game'.
City's fans celebrated long and loud after the final whistle at Wembley after a dazzling display by their team.
If Spurs were to add a fourth reversal to that run, then they would restore a 10-point advantage over Chelsea in the battle for top-four finishes. "After what happened and how the people reacted, these guys are fantastic".
"In the end, if we analyse the game, they fully deserve the victory".
Christian Eriksen fortuitously halved the deficit three minutes before the interval and an improved second-half performance from Spurs left City in jeopardy of surrendering a two-goal lead just as they did in last week's Manchester derby.
Sterling's misses preceded City's fall from grace against United and his was the greatest relief of all when, having inexplicably dallied with the goal at his mercy in the 71st minute, he slammed home the rebound after Lloris brilliantly denied Jesus.
Replays subsequently showed contact was made outside of the area, but that did not stop Gundogan converting with a brilliant penalty.
All of Liverpool's prolific front three were on target as Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino struck either side of Salah's deft header to take their combined tally for the season to 82.
French striker Giroud fired in a low shot on 78 minutes to give Chelsea the points.
Saints led 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining through Dusan Tadic and debutant Jan Bednarek. They always say: "We need to invest".
The action was just as furious at Selhurst Park with all the goals coming in the opening 34 minutes, including a first-ever league double for Palace's Wilfried Zaha. "We have got five finals to play, after that we will see".
However, they now enjoy a six-point cushion over Southampton thanks to a thrilling 3-2 win over Brighton at Selhurst Park with Wilfried Zaha scoring twice.
Swansea are five points ahead of Southampton after a 1-1 home draw with Everton.
There was better news for Ryan's national teammate Aaron Mooy as Huddersfield Town beat Watford 1-0.