Assistant manager David Platt has claimed Carlos Tevez is back to his best after a difficult season with the champions last year. But in Sunday's 3-2 Community Shield win over Chelsea at Villa Park, he delivered the kind of performance he is noted for.
"Carlos has worked ever so hard in pre-season," Platt said.
"Since he has come back in he has really attacked his work and not had one day off.
"His goal was one of those you can remember him doing two years ago.
"He ducks inside, he goes away from people. That's what he's been missing and it was there again."
Last season has never been an issue amongst his team-mates and Platt feels it is time to move on from the controversy.
"A lot was said and done last year. Everybody has got to hold their hands up and say mistakes were made," he said.
"But what do you do? Carlos has still got two years left on his contract.
"He is a very good player and he is playing for Manchester City.
"It is not a case of putting water under the bridge, it is a case of saying we are all batting on the same wicket here and we go forward together."