But the truth is that his star-studded line-up toiled to victory against a team put together on a shoestring in comparison to the Spaniard's embarrassment of riches.
"The expectation for Pep Guardiola's team, upgraded this summer to the tune of £230 million, is that they are just too good to fail and in a Premier League season that has started with much volatility this was a Manchester City performance that suggested the machine is working nicely", he writes.
Coupled with a manager with a proven track record in Barcelona, Bayern Munich and in the UEFA Champions League, bookmakers, the media and even the fans have tipped Manchester City as favourites to lift the Premier League trophy this season. You don't see one player on my team not running.
"Our midfield positions are 'pwhoar!' Really good". Perhaps we've got to ensure that all our players give their all and hope that City are off-colour, but it can happen that way. They both have their certain way of managing and how they want to play but it's positive.
"If they don't accept it will be their problem, not mine".
"All of them have a lot of quality".
"I was very happy with the new players".
"There's not a lot of space but you have to find it".
"My experience of being a manager, always the beginning of the season the new ones are the toughest ones", Guardiola added.
Aguero had a great chance to break the deadlock but skied his effort wide in the second half, though City did not have to wait too long as the Argentine finished off a wonderful flowing move on 70 minutes.
For all City's dominance in possession, they were wasteful in attack.
"It was a tough game and a tough introduction into the Premier League, but we know we aren't going to be facing teams like that every week", he said.
But better-equipped sides could easily have punished big-spending City for lacking a clinical edge in front of goal.