Roberto Martinez's side may have shipped an equaliser just two minutes later, but it was the former Spartak Moscow's beautiful effort that had Everton fans purring...and wondering if this is just the start of things to come for the 28-year-old at Goodison Park.
Controlling the ball with one touch, McGeady then curled it into the top left-hand corner with a wonderful right-foot effort.
Even better, he beat seven Leicester players with a single strike to net an early contender for Goal of the Month.
It will take some effort for Everton to better last season's outstanding campaign. But if McGeady can keep netting beauties like this one, it will certainly help.