Lescott hailed Tevez and said: "His performance doesn't surprise me. He has been our most consistent player since I joined the club.
"In his first two years he carried the team. We won a lot of games by one goal and that was down to Carlos. When he plays like that he's unplayable.
"Now we are at the business end of the competition and it's not about keeping clean sheets but winning.
"We need to win the next two and we have our name on the Cup again."