Having fallen behind to Mario Balotelli's first-half strike, Mark Hughes' men demonstrated their resilience by maintaining their attacking intentions. Fulham earned their reward just after the interval when Hangeland started the move that led to Damien Duff's equaliser.
"I thought we really tried to be positive in the game and not just defend," Hangeland told fulhamfc.com. "It was a very nice goal, AJ looked sharp and so did Duffer so it's a good thing that those two were involved for us.
"We tried to cause City problems and go forward with numbers, the draw is probably fair but I still felt that with a bit of luck we could have won it. Coming away from a place like Man City with that feeling is good.
"The Gaffer talked at half-time about the need to be brave, to try and affect the game and try to get something out of it.
"So we're really happy with having taken the game to Man City on their home ground. We talk a lot about playing to our strengths and I think we've shown at a few places this year, even though we haven't got points at places like Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea - we can cause problems for the big teams and we'll try and do that in the future as well."