After stumbling against Borussia Dortmund in their midweek Champions League fixture, Manchester City bounced back in a big way against Sunderland and showed all the signs of a league-winning side in a dominant 3-0 display.
The game represented City's first clean sheet of the season too, so while there are certainly positives to take in attack, it's perhaps the defensive boost that was the biggest positive for the Citizens.
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov; Milner, Barry, Yaya Toure; Silva, Balotelli, Tevez
Substitutes: Pantilimon, Clichy, K.Toure, Rodwell, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko
Scorers: Aleksandar Kolarov 4'
Sunderland: Mignolet; Gardner, Cuellar, O'Shea, Rose; Colback, Larsson; Johnson, Sessegnon, McClean; Fletcher
Substitutes: Campbell, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Bramble, Saha, Westwood