The message City had sent out in terms of the title race was loud and clear.
Aguero, 25, said: "We didn't expect it but we were really motivated to win, and that led us to the victory.
"So that motivation helped us play without any anxiety.
"The most important thing is to give all you have, the confidence and the attitude that the team had was very good.
"And in the second half, despite winning 2-0, we kept playing like that. We played very well."