The Citizens were slow out of the blocks, but they eventually got going at home in the Premier League.
They ran away with a 3-0 win after David Luiz committed two howlers for the away side.
"It's the unknown for everyone and we had to feel our way into the game," the right back reflected to the club website after the game.
"Getting a goal just before half time from Raheem was key and obviously them then having a man sent off was always going to help.
"The manager said we had done very well at half time. We had four one-on-ones in the first half but fair play to their goalkeeper."