18/09/2013 04:43 BST

Viktoria Plzeň 0-3 Manchester City: Yaya Touré Hits Screamer (PICTURES)

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)

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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"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."