Bernardo Silva was the pick of a brilliant bunch, David Silva marked his 350th game for City with his 50th goal in the Premier League and rumours of Leroy Sane's demise have, evidently, been greatly exaggerated.
Guardiola was understandably upbeat after seeing off Fulham easily on an afternoon when man-of-the-match Bernardo Silva acted as the puppet master.
Can Fulham claim a massive upset with victory on Saturday or will title holders Man City continue their early form?
Florence, a wet and unwanted visitor, besieges Carolinas
As of Saturday afternoon, about 752,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, along with 119,000 in SC . Zooming out to the full projection, shown above, the core of the storm is slated to enter North Carolina around 2 p.m.
Still Fulham did not alter their gameplan, and they offered enough going forward to suggest that a two-goal lead may not be enough, with Schurrle again the most likely culprit when his disguised effort was parried away by the keeper on the half-hour mark.
"They had called me since December asking me to play for them, I asked myself which team loved me and I came up with the conclusion that Manchester City loved me so I should go there". They have good players - [Jean Michael] Seri, and players in the front like [Aleksandar] Mitrovic.
Mendy was surprisingly left out of City's squad for the clash, seemingly as a precaution ahead of Wednesday's Champions League opener against Lyon.
"At the end, the result is completely fair".
City, whose 2016-17 revenue stood at £473.4m, have become only the second English club to break the £500m barrier after Manchester United in 2016 - a feat their neighbours repeated past year by bringing in £581.2m.
Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows
On Saturday morning, the 563-km-wide storm was strolling along at 3.2kmh, unleashing drenching downpours in eastern SC . Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds across the state.
Man City host Fulham on Saturday in what will be the first match between the sides since March 2014.
Bernardo Silva had a goalbound shot deflected behind soon after, while substitute Gabriel Jesus saw a near-post effort well saved by Bettinelli as City threatened a rout.
"We never want to lose the game", manager Slavisa Jokanovic said.
The Premier League champions returned from the worldwide break in style at the Etihad Stadium.
SC Response to Florence Transitions to Flood Preparation
Authorities say at least 20,000 people have evacuated their homes and are sought refuge in shelters throughout North Carolina. The governor's office said a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain.