Captain Vincent Kompany believes it was a case of "job done" as Manchester City returned to winning ways and kept their Premier League title hopes alive with a 3-1 victory over relegation-threatened West Brom at the Etihad Stadium.
Pablo Zabaleta handed City the lead as he headed in after Sergio Aguero's shot was sent back out by Ben Foster with just three minutes gone.
Aguero claimed their second with a powerful effort from just outside the 18-yard box to beat a diving Foster for his 27th goal of the season.
Graham Dorrans did well as he picked up Matej Vydra's pass minutes later and sent the ball past Joe Hart to reduce the deficit for the visitors, but Martin Demichelis added City's third with a close-range finish after 36 minutes.
Kompany told Sky Sports 1: "Job done and we had some very good starts in the game, so we'll take the positives out of it and take it with us into the next four games."
City boss Manuel Pellegrini claimed that, after his side were held to a surprise 2-2 home draw by bottom club Sunderland last Wednesday that his men had still had the disappointment of their 3-2 defeat at table-toppers Liverpool from the previous Sunday on their minds.
The results against Sunderland and Liverpool dealt significant blows to City's title challenge. They remain third in the table after closing the gap to six points behind leaders Liverpool - second-placed Chelsea just one point better off - with City still having one game in hand over their rivals.
Kompany believes City can maintain the pressure at the top and remembered their win two years ago, when they stole the title in the closing minutes of the season.
He added: "I'm as motivated as anyone. We can still remember what happened for us two years ago, so it's kind of something where we take motivation out of it.
"To be honest the most important thing is for us to get back to our beginning-of-season form.
"It looked today like we were better and if we can take that into our next four games, anything can happen."