Edin Dzeko thinks Tuesday's derby demolition at Old Trafford proves Manchester City are kings of Manchester.
Dzeko scored two goals - the first after just 43 seconds - and Yaya Toure also found the net in a comfortable 3-0 Barclays Premier League win for City over their bitter rivals Manchester United.
City now lead United by 15 points - and they have two games over their neighbours.
The Blues have won on their last three visits to Old Trafford - by an aggregate score of 11-2 - so there is no wonder Dzeko feels City have the wood over their rivals.
"It's always good to win in a derby, especially when you win it like we did," Dzeko told City TV.
"It was great for the fans to be here and to celebrate again.
"We are happy for them because a derby is something special and we showed them again who is the boss in the city.
"We could have scored another two in the first 30 minutes but we controlled the game, it was all about us.
"It could have been more but we were happy with 3-0."
Manchester United 0 Manchester City 3 player ratings
Manchester United 0 Manchester City 3 player ratings
1/24 David de Gea 6/10
Left exposed by his defence for Nasri shot, not to blame as Dzeko tapped home. Fine save from Bosnian later in the half but beaten twice more.
2/24 Rafael 6/10
Slow to react to Silva run into area and was punished as City took the lead inside a minute. Made ground down right and offered attacking outlet.
3/24 Phil Jones 5/10
As culpable as his defensive colleagues for the opener but made important blocks from Silva and Dzeko. Tired as the match wore on.
4/24 Rio Ferdinand 5/10
Has been trusted less and less by Moyes and you could see why as he laboured behind Dzeko as the Bosnian volleyed in his second from a corner.
5/24 Patrice Evra 6/10
Caught out of position as Dzeko opened the scoring in front of him. Got forward at every opportunity but did not give City any real cause for concern.
6/24 Michael Carrick 6/10
Restored to midfield position and tidy in possession but outperformed by City. Surrendered position cheaply to Silva for one chance.
7/24 Marouane Fellaini 5/10
Could only send disappointingly weak effort straight at Hart before the break. Fortunate to escape with booking after Zabaleta elbow. Cheered off.
8/24 Tom Cleverley 5/10
Much-maligned England international was unable to make any impact on proceedings and taken off at half-time in place of Kagawa.
9/24 Juan Mata 5/10
Shot over the bar when well placed before the break but is still desperate to recreate the form that persuaded United to splash out for him in January.
10/24 Wayne Rooney 6/10
Struggled to exert his influence on proceedings as City enjoyed the better of opening exchanges. Jumped in on Fernandinho.
11/24 Danny Welbeck 6/10
Troubled Demichelis with his footwork on the right hand side but little end product. Ugly coming together with Zabaleta after slipping.
12/24 Best of the bench: Shinji Kagawa 5/10
Given surprisingly early chance to impress as he came on at the break but too easily outmuscled and outmanouvered by City’s midfield powerhouses.
13/24 Joe Hart 6/10
Little to do early on before United turned up pressure as first half wore on. Easily held Fellaini effort but was tested remarkably little.
14/24 Pablo Zabaleta 6/10
Bulldozed by a slipping Welbeck and stayed down for a while. Also elbowed by Fellaini in an interesting opening half. Volley deflected wide after break.
15/24 Martin Demichelis 6/10
Troubled by creativity of Welbeck but has improved in recent weeks and stood up well to sporadic attacks as home side flailed
16/24 Vincent Kompany 6/10
Belgian international was a commanding presence as usual. Relished battle with Rooney and came out on top against the England man
17/24 Gaël Clichy 6/10
Preferred to Kolarov and speed down the left gave United plenty to deal with. Important tackle on Fellaini and dealt well with United wingplay.
18/24 Fernandinho 8/10
Booked for desperate barge on Rooney on half-time but that was the only blip. Calm and assured in breaking up play and propelling City forward
19/24 Yaya Touré 7/10
Less influential than when scoring hat-trick against Fulham but still at centre of proceedings. Pushed forward after Garcia’s entry and stroked in the third.
20/24 Jesus Navas 6/10
Tidy in possession and aided Nasri as City broke with pace and purpose. Sent dangerous balls across the United box. Replaced by Garcia late on.
21/24 David Silva 8/10
It was the Spaniard’s thrust deep into United’s area that created the momentum for the opener. Industrious and creative throughout.
22/24 Samir Nasri 7/10
Showed superb footwork before hitting post as City opened scoring within a minute. Kept visitor’s attacks moving and corner also set up second.
23/24 Edin Dzeko 8/10
Right place to follow up Nasri’s rebound in opening minute. Denied a second by fine stop from De Gea before volleying in Nasri’s corner.
24/24 Best of the bench: Javi Garcia 6/10
Replaced Navas for final quarter to reinforce visitor’s defensive play. Helped side see out final minutes without conceding and allowed Toure to get forward.
City overpowered United in midfield and they had no answer to the goalscoring abilities of Dzeko, who took his tally to 20 for the season.
Although United are nowhere near as strong this year as they were under Sir Alex Ferguson, the value of the win for Manuel Pellegrini's side cannot be under-estimated.
Beating their big rivals on their home turf in such an easy manner is still regarded as special by their players and fans, as captain Vincent Kompany acknowledged.
"Every single win at Old Trafford is one of things that goes down in history," the Belgian said.
"We look forward to those kind of games so when you win them it's special.
"The 6-1 (in 2011) was a very special result and it was against a Manchester United who was competing for the league at that time. "They were special results but (Tuesday) was important because we are trying to win the league so it's always a great feeling but obviously we had to win today."
While United lick their wounds after a sixth home league defeat, City turn their focus on to Saturday's game at Arsenal, which could have a big bearing on the title race.
If City win their two games in hand over current leaders Chelsea they will lead Jose Mourinho's men by three points.
City arguably have the easiest run-in of all three title contenders, but Kompany insists there is still a lot of work for he and his team-mates to do before they secure the league title.
"(The derby win) is just one little step," the City skipper said.
"The other teams are still very good. As long as we don't have the points, I don't consider ourselves there yet.
"We have momentum, but who doesn't have momentum at the moment? Liverpool have momentum and Chelsea have momentum too."
Unlike United, City have enjoyed a good record against the top six sides this year, and Kompany thinks his team-mates will be ready for the challenge of facing Arsene Wenger's team, who bowed out of the title race with a 2-2 draw against Swansea on Tuesday.
"We have a game against Arsenal and that's good in a way because you don't have to make a big effort to get the lads focused again," the centre-back said.