Had very little to do bar watching Steve Sidwell's first-half header go agonisingly wide.
Dealt with everything thrown his way and picked the right passes from the back as City dominated possession.
Had linked brilliantly with his compatriot Tevez as the striker dropped out wide in search of the ball. An industrious presence before he was subbed on the hour mark with an injury.
Worked well with Silva down the left and consistently forced Duff onto his weaker foot when challenged one-on-one. An intelligent performance.
The least busy of City's two centre-halves but did well when called into action by rare moments of Fulham threat.
Moved to right-back after Zabaleta's withdrawal but had been practically playing that position all day given his lack of attacking threat. Could not recreate his performance against Arsenal.
Unlucky not to provide an assist with a perfectly legal sliding tackle in the second half. Did not have as much impact on City's threat going forward as he might have liked but never shirked a challenge.
Drove forward with the ball and battled hard up against a determined Fulham midfield. Deserved to be on the winning side having worked so hard.
Top of the Match
Energised the hosts' attack and took both his goals brilliantly. The second, a deft chip when in one-on-one, was particularly delightful.
His shot allowed Silva in to open the scoring early on but, apart from a couple of impressive flick-ons, the Bosnian was quiet from then on.
Harried Fulham's defenders relentlessly and deserved a goal. Unfortunately the ball would not bounce for the Argentine, but his manager will be just as pleased with his performance.
Arrived simply to waste time as the champions saw out victory.
Gave City more impetus when replacing Zabaleta but did not make a telling contribution.
Fashioned one chance to shoot for himself after coming on late in the game. His return from injury will have significance beyond this game alone.