Eight matches played and eight matches won in a record-breaking start to the season for Pep Guardiola’s side.
There is the sweet smell of success at The Etihad – despite the pitch being sprayed with garlic to prevent parasites damaging the pristine playing surface.
Kevin De Bruyne, man of the match in the derby triumph at Old Trafford a week earlier, again topped the bill for City.
But Raheem Sterling was not far behind and is a rejuvenated player under Guardiola. Sterling looked like scoring one of the goals of the season but after a sensational run his shot hit the post.
But the goals still flowed – from De Bruyne, Kelechi Iheanacho, Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan, with his first for the club.
The £21m Germany international slotted the ball home in the 66th minute from De Bruyne’s brilliant pass.