Roberto Mancini fired a warning to Manchester City's Barclays Premier League rivals that Carlos Tevez can keep getting better after he inspired his side's 2-0 win at Wigan.
Tevez seized on a hopeless back-header by Mohamed Diame to nip in and score City's opener at the end of the first half then set up the simplest of second goals for Yaya Toure as City coasted home.
Mancini believes his decision to award the Argentinian the club captaincy will continue to do wonders for his form and also insists getting back on the scoresheet will lift some of the pressure on the 26-year-old.
Mancini said: "I thought about it [the captaincy] during the summer and I spoke to Carlos about it. He is an important player and he can improve as captain and we can have more of him.
"I'm very happy for him because at this moment he probably isn't at 100 per cent of his form. Maybe his goal can help him and it is fantastic that he got it."