Carlos Tevez guided Manchester City to a comfortable win against Wigan at a rain-soaked DW Stadium.
The Argentine striker scored the opener when he clipped the ball over Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi after Tevez had collected Joe Hart's long punt.
Tevez then took advantage of poor defending with a cross from the right for Yaya Toure who fired in the second.
Wigan created few chances but went close in the last 10 minutes when Mohamed Diame headed wide.
Had that gone in then the scoreline would have flattered Roberto Martinez's Latics, who following their impressive win at Tottenham and draw against Sunderland, fell back into the form which saw them concede 10 goals in their first two league games.
But if there was any defence for the home side, it was the weather and the almost unplayable wet and slippery conditions at the DW Stadium.
Some of the players' falls were comical in the awful conditions, while some of the mis-timed tackles would have been X-rated had they made contact.
It was so wet that a groundsman came on to the pitch at half-time to re-paint the fast-disappearing centre-circle.
Prior to City's opener, the best chance of the match was created by Tevez when he galloped past a couple of Wigan players before fizzing a low 20-yarder past Al Habsi's right-hand upright.
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That occurred after 15 minutes, with Tevez's goal coming two minutes before half-time.
Hart was left laughing when his goal-kick, followed by a slip, came off the head of French midfielder Diame and landed at the feet of the Argentine forward, who finished by clipping over the on-rushing Al Habsi from just inside the area.
Tevez was at the centre of most of the action. When he was not being dumped on the ground by rash challenges - one which required treatment and saw a yellow card brandished to defender Steve Gohouri - the Argentine was pulling the strings in attack.
Tevez came close to scoring his second after the restart, only to slip as he tried to convert David Silva's tame low shot.
In the blue corner, Wigan created very little and lone striker Franco Di Santo deserved sympathy for an energy-sapping yet fruitless performance as his team-mates provided him with little service.
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Di Santo's Argentine countryman Tevez was having a better time and with 20 minutes remaining set up the second goal for Toure, following two horrible efforts by Gohouri and Maynor Figueroa to clear their area.
Moments later, the former Manchester United forward flashed his angled shot two yards wide after another brilliant run into the area.
Wigan's best effort came in the last 10 minutes when Diame headed a foot wide from six yards.
Tevez was substituted in the last few moments of the game, allowing the cavalier attacker to received a deserved standing ovation for his performance.
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