Pep Guardiola has hailed the display of City in the 1-1 draw against Burnley, despite missing chances.
City took the lead via a thumping strike from Danilo, however they failed to make good of subsequent chances.
Burnley equalised in the final third and Guardiola can only see a perfect side.
“We played so good,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.
“We missed the last moment to try to score the second one and after, of course playing in the Premier League, especially away in the last 10 minutes with 1-0, anything can happen.
“But we played, in general, an outstanding performance. I’m so happy for the performance.
“We played good. I think to come here and play the way we played, maybe you don’t realise, but the way we played was almost perfect.
“The way we played today, in the build-up, the patience, defending the long balls, second balls, just… we just missed chances to score more goals.”