Sergio Aguero set Manchester City on their way to victory at Stoke by scoring a penalty - the fourth spot kick Pep Guardiola's side have already earned this season.
Aguero has taken all four, but has a success rate of just 50% - having missed twice in the midweek Champions League rout of Steaua Bucharest.
He dispatched his effort at the Bet365 Stadium with ease and added another goal in the first half during City's 4-1 win against former manager Mark Hughes' Potters.
Aguero got the chance to open the scoring when Ryan Shawcross was adjudged to have been holding Nicolas Otamendi at a corner.
If they're giving those penalties then Martin Skrtel has got out just in time
-- Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) August 20, 2016
Shawcross will end up giving away 38 penalties if these are given consistently.
-- Arsenal FC (@FFArsenal) August 20, 2016
At this rate, Aguero will take about 80 penalties before the end of the season.
-- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 20, 2016
It was too much for some rival fans to take.
City have had 4 penalties in their last three games, we had two penalties in the entirety of last season? #AFC
-- Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) August 20, 2016
Are City going to win the league with penalties alone?
-- The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) August 20, 2016
City soon showed they can score via a different method, as Aguero headed in Kevin De Bruyne's free-kick.
Aguero scoring with a header against stoke in a set piece ,we are in for a great season #EtisalatFootball
-- Peter_MUFC (@oosare) August 20, 2016
Stoke concede from an Aguero header! That would never have happened under Pulis.
-- Webbie mulla (@WebbieMulla) August 20, 2016
Aguero going to be top scorer by the end of August of this carries on.
-- ?3????? (@l3ahpar) August 20, 2016
Referee Mike Dean wasn't finished with his penalty awarding.
-- Liam Blackburn (@liamblackburn) August 20, 2016
-- Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 20, 2016
But Nolito added a late brace as Guardiola kept up his 100% record as City boss.