Jimmy Bullard’s fine strike saw Fulham come from behind and deny Manchester City a rare away victory.
Benjani nodded the visitors ahead when he outmuscled two Fulham defenders to head in Pablo Zabaleta’s teasing cross.
But Fulham levelled following a flowing move which culminated in Bullard smashing the ball past keeper Joe Hart.
Both sides had chances to win the game with Andrew Johnson and Bobby Zamora going close for Fulham and Zabaleta having a rasping shot tipped just wide.
A City winner would have been harsh on a Fulham side who undoubtedly had the bulk of possession and created the better chances.