Ineligible for Tuesday's FA Cup third-round replay with Leicester, Blues boss Roberto Mancini opted to throw his £27million newcomer straight into the fray against Wolves yesterday.
A breathless 4-3 win at Eastlands provided not only three precious points in the quest for a first City league title since 1968, but also a crash course in English football for Dzeko.
"The game is different," smiled the Bosnian. "It is harder than Germany.
"It is probably going to take me a few games to find my feet, but I am very happy to be here and if we keep winning there will be no problem."