As they fight to stay in the premier league, Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan believes the draw against City can act as a springboard.
The draw against City was Remi Garde’s first since the sacking of Tim Sherwood, ending a run of seven consecutive defeats.
Aston Villa still remain rooted to the bottom of the table, but Guzan feels they can take a positive away from the stalemate.
“It’s given us much hope that we can get results and that we can avoid the drop,” the goalkeeper told Villa’s official website.
“When you’re down at the bottom of the table you need a bit of luck, you need things to go your way and hopefully this is the turning point for us.
“It was huge to stop the run of defeats.
“Going forward we know it’s going to be a tough task – we’re still in the bottom three. We still need to fight and improve on our performances, but this is a small step in the right direction.
“That’s what we needed – we needed to stop the string of losing results and now can build on this and give ourselves a platform to move forward.”