Manchester City goalscorer Raheem Sterling speaking to Sky Sports: "We dropped points early on in the season so it was important to keep on winning.
"Coming back from the international break we knew we needed a good performance and to pick up points to kick-start the season. Today's result definitely gives us confidence."
On the goal: "I felt I was quite lucky to get on the scoresheet. It was not one of my better games but I am just grateful to be able to help the team."
On Sergio Aguero's return: "At times in the first half me and Sergio got on ball really well in the pockets in front of their defence and took up some great positions.
"It felt like we were much more fluent and able to keep possession. To have a striker to link up with was really good."