Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City have learned from last season after registering their third consecutive win in the Premier League.
The Citizens were as impressive as they were in the first two games of the season as they battled past a well-organised Everton side on Sunday afternoon.
They will next face Watford, at home, before the international break.
"It was a very professional performance against a strong team at Goodison," Pellegrini told reporters.
"In both halves we were consistent and solid, and we had more chances to score than Everton.
"Again we scored two and kept a clean sheet so I think we are working very well as a team in both defence and attack.
"In the Premier League, when you play away it is tough.
"We analysed what happened last season and although it wasn't a disaster because we finished second and we were the team who scored the most goals, we were not consistent through the whole year.
"We lost points against teams who were fighting relegation, so I think after three games you can see we have learnt those lessons.
"It is only August and we finish in May, so it is important to keep playing, working and thinking in the same way as we are doing."