Tottenham and Harry Redknapp may look back on this game and rue the chances missed by Bale and Crouch but in truth, City were simply brilliant and converted their chances ruthlessly. A major part of the win was attributed to the performance of ex-Gunner, Samir Nasri. Even without much training, the Frenchman linked up excellently with the world class stars in the City midfield. His industrious running has added an extra unpredictability to the Blues attack.
Finally, Mancini has assembled a squad that is defensively solid and devastatingly clinical in attack. They are now quite clearly a team to be feared and will give the current front-runner, Manchester United much worry as the season wears on. Even without being most effective, Kun Aguero managed to rifle an unstoppable shot past Brad Friedel for City's fourth goal. The way he outmuscled Michael Dawson was crafty and impressive.