Fabregas told Sky Sports News: "The second goal was an important goal early in the second half. We knew they would push hard at us and at the end they scored and we were a bit nervous.
"It was a good performance. Defensively we looked solid, our only regret is that last minute goal. We played very well, we were in control. We knew their game was long ball but we did well against it."
Fabregas now wants to see the team build on the win as they look to catch leaders Chelsea.
"We want to do well until the end, this is just one more step until the end," he said.
"It's good we're in second position, we're improving, we just need Chelsea to drop some points now."
"We have had two hard fought wins, built on spirit, desire and resilience," he said.
"There is a great spirit and resilience in the side and there is more to come from this team."