Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini heaped praise on his team's performance after they beat Everton 2-0 on Sunday, saying they've learnt lessons from last term.
The Citizens broke the deadlock through Aleksandar Kolarov in the 60th minute and Samir Nasri came off the bench to seal the win as he scored in the 88th minute, as City maintained their fine performance to the start of the campaign.
And Pellegrini who was delighted with the result said: "I think that was a very professional performance. We played a very difficult team here at Goodison Park.
"During both halves, I think we were a very consistent and solid team. We had more chances to score than Everton.
"We scored two goals, again we keep a clean sheet, so I think we are working very well as a team, defending and attacking."
He added: "The Premier League, when you play away, is always tough.
"That's why we analyse what happened last season - I always said it was not a disaster that we finished in second place.
"But we were not consistent during the whole year - we lost many points teams that were in the relegation positions."