Goals from second-half subs Mario Balotelli and James Milner helped maintain City's blistering start to the season with a 2-0 win over Everton.
Balotelli was on the pitch for just eight minutes when he opened the scoring with a crisp, curling shot from the edge of the box and Milner added a late second to seal the points against a stubborn, unadventurous Toffees side.
It was no more than Roberto Mancini's side deserved, either.
City fielded the same starting XI that drew 2-2 with Fulham last Sunday, perhaps in a bid to exorcise one or two demons and doubts that may have crept in over the past week.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 24 September 2011, 3:41 PMView full league table
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Home possession: 63%
- Away possession: 37%
- Home: 7
- Away: 3
- Home: 10
- Away: 13
- Home: 2
- Away: 1