Midfielder Samir Nasri said: "Sometimes you can win games when you are lucky and that can make you a champion. We know if we win our last 11 games we are going to be champions.
"When everyone plays for the team it doesn't matter if we have 10 or 11 - we can win games because we have quality.
"It was a mistake from an official because the first foul was on Vinnie and he took a red card, so for 80 minutes we played with 10 men.
"When your captain gets a red card you just want to show that you can do it without him and as well for him.
"It was up to us to continue to run and defend the way we did with 10 men. You want to fight to the end and that's what we did."