Roberto Mancini saw his side stride to a fourth successive Barclays Premier League win and then admitted his forwards make football look easy.
But despite an 18th home game in succession without defeat the hard taskmaster at the Blues helm insisted that there are still better performances ahead.
And in particular he believes that former skipper Carlos Tevez will come on a bundle for his first domestic start of the season.
“It was important that Carlos played and I thought he did well and linked well with Sergio Aguero,” praised the manager.
I think it may be two or three games before we see the best of him.
...Mancini on Tevez
Aguero’s hat-trick, which followed Edin Dzeko’s in the win over Tottenham in the previous outing, earned him man of the match honours but it was David Silva’s probing that had the purists purring and the manager joined in.
“Silva is a top, top player,” said Mancini. “Like Aguero, Yaya, Nasri and Tevez. Football for them comes easy. Like anyone else I like watching it when we play well.
“But football is about winning too and sometimes you play better than the other team and lose. Against Wigan we should have closed the game off much more quickly.
“In the first half we had 15 chances and scored only one. That is dangerous. It can cause you a problem because a game can change in a moment.
“All the players did well and we have made a good start but that is all it is - a good start. We can still improve and we must improve if we are to arrive at the top.”