The Premier League champions returned from the worldwide break in style at the Etihad Stadium.
Bernardo Silva set up his namesake for City's second as his cross deflected into the path of David Silva, who finished with typical coolness to double the lead after 21 minutes. He has to realise for himself like a professional he has to do.
The win takes them in the top-half and puts their objective for a European spot at the least on track thanks to Wilfred Zaha's first half effort.More news: Ibrahimovic happy for '500th victim' Toronto after outrageous goal
"It is nearly impossible to be more pleased as a manager with him". "He can play three, four, five positions but he deserves all my respect", added Guardiola. He is a good example for us, for all the guys. "He started in an incredible condition and he deserves to play". "He is an example".
Manchester City are determined to retain the coveted English Premier League trophy this season. When he fell down, he felt something.
Well, we asked you to have your say in our poll. We will see tomorrow how he wakes up. It's not easy for us to match this level.
"How we start the game, how we start the second half, it didn't make it easy for ourselves fighting for something positive".More news: 'Relentless rains' continue as Florence almost stalls over Carolinas
City were soon back on the front foot, though, and Aguero should have done better when he got his head to a pinpoint aerial pass into the box by Silva.
So, does the potential of this record-breaking City team show any signs that they could beat that great Barcelona side of 2011?
Sterling was the next to come close at the end of the first half as he waltzed into the area before seeing his shot saved by the keeper, and from the resulting corner the home side did have the ball in the back of the net once again - only for Sane's flick to be correctly ruled out for offside. It will be fascinating to see how this game progresses, as Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic insists the Whites will attempt to play their possession-based style even against the reigning Premier League champions.
"We didn't find our best level or our ideal level, and without this level at this place it is not easy to play football".More news: Buckeyes edge TCU in neutral site thriller