Manchester City recorded their first Champions League victory since December 2011 against Viktoria Plzeň as Yaya Touré hit a phenomenal 25-yard strike.

The indomitable midfielder doubled City's lead with a superb curling shot from distance after Edin Džeko's opener to kill the contest in western Czech Republic.

Sergio Agüero added the third after a smart turn and shot from the edge of the area to give new coach Manuel Pellegrini a winning start.

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  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Matus Kozacik of Plzen saves a ball during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

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    Pilzen´s midfielder Pavel Horvath (R) vies for the ball with Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Viktoria Plzen vs Manchester City in Plzen on September 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Matus Kozacik of Plzen saves a ball during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Matus Kozacik (L) of Plzen challenges Sergio Aguero (C) of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Joe Hart of Manchester City reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Joe Hart of Manchester City reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Matus Kozacik (R) of Plzen challenges Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

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    Manchester City's Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko and Pilzen´s midfielder Tomas Horava vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Viktoria Plzen vs Manchester City in Plzen on September 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (L) and Pilzen´s midfielder Daniel Kolar vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Viktoria Plzen vs Manchester City in Plzen on September 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri vies for the ball with Pilzen´s midfielder Jan Kovarik during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Viktoria Plzen vs Manchester City in Plzen on September 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pavek Horvath of Viktoria Plzen (L) vies for the ball Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Viktoria Plzen vs Manchester City in Plzen on September 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Frantisek Rajtoral of Viktoria Plzen (L) vies for the ball with Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Viktoria Plzen vs Manchester City in Plzen on September 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Players of Manchester City celebrate after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Viktoria Plzen vs Manchester City in Plzen on September 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Milan Petrzela (R) of Plzen challenges Yaya Toure of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League group D match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Frantisek Rajtoral (L) of Plzen challenges Samir Nasri of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Edin Dzeko (3rd R) of Manchester City and his teammates celebrate the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

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    Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (L) celebrates with his teammate French midfielder Samir Nasri after he scored during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Viktoria Plzen vs Manchester City in Plzen on September 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Sergio Aguero (R) and Fernandinho (C) of Manchester City celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

  • FC Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League

    PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 17: Sergio Aguero (C) of Manchester City celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Viktoria Plzen and Manchester City on September 17, 2013 in Plzen, Czech Republic. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)


"I think it is very important to start the Champions League winning away," Pellegrini said.

"It was not an easy match, against a very good team. Winning 3-0, of course we are very happy. It will give confidence for all the players."

City next face neighbours United on Sunday in the first derby of the season, which offers the Blues a chance to address their ambivalent Premier League start.

"We have the derby next Sunday and always winning away in the Champions League, scoring three goals, having at least three or four more chances to score and a clean sheet - I think it will give all the players a lot of confidence for the next games."