Playing up to his physical advantages, Marouane Fellaini controlled the ball with his chest as a cross came in from Angel di Maria and, moments after shifting the ball to his right, he rifled a shot into the roof of the net as he seemingly defeated West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Boaz Myhill with ease.
And with that, the maligned Manchester United midfielder changed the game.
Fellaini appeared a far more effective player than the man he replaced - Ander Herrera. And even Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal explained post-match that the player's strength was a virtue in a division that is high on physicality.
United may have only drawn with the Baggies by a 2-2 score, but such was the impact Fellaini made that fans have called on van Gaal to include the Belgian in domestic duty this weekend.
United host Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, October 26 at Old Trafford and a midfield axis of Fellaini and Michael Carrick is seemingly preferred to one that could include Juan Mata and Ander Herrera.
Carrick and Fellaini should replace injured Herreira and poor in form Mata for this physical Chelsea side... #MUFC!!!— ★Tσм☆Fяσsh★MUFC (@ibrahimurphy) October 21, 2014
If Fellaini can put in performances like this it will be very interesting to see whether he will play CM or No.10 role #MUFC— Prayag Premnath (@cobra9x) October 21, 2014
I'd be tempted to throw in Fellaini up top against Chelsea. We need some physical presence to cause them problems. #mufc— Kev McGhee (@Kev7McGhee) October 21, 2014
I think Fellaini's physicality will especially come in handy against Chelsea and City. I'd start him #MUFC— Fred (@FlexiBars) October 21, 2014
my assessment of last night, jones needs games, shaw wasn't good, blind neither and fellaini changed the game, good goals all 4 #mufc— will paterson (@willpat92) October 21, 2014
"Fellaini: Games - 1, Shots - 2, Goals - 1. Balotelli: Games - 8, Shots - 46, Goals - 0. #MUFC"— Kingsley Francis E (@KfrancisE) October 21, 2014
I think as a whole, United fans want to see Fellaini succeed at the club. We just need more performances like last night #MUFC— Dave Garghan (@DaveGarghan9) October 21, 2014