Manchester City's Sergio Aguero in action with Stoke City's Shay Given
It was a tale of two penalties yet again for Manchester City as they continued their positive start to the season with a 4-1 victory away to Stoke City.
After his midweek hat-trick against Steaua Bucharest, Sergio Aguero was amongst the goals once more as he netted a first-half brace.
And despite missing two penalties in Romania, the Argentine frontman didn't shy away when Ryan Shawcross fouled Nicolas Otamendi inside the area, and he confidently dispatched the resulting spot-kick to give his side the lead at the Britannia.
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores their first goal from a penalty as Stoke City's Shay Given looks on
Soon after the Citizens went two goals ahead as Aguero headed Kevin De Bruyne's free-kick into the bottom left corner to put the visitors in control before half-time.
Stoke started the second half brightly and managed to get back into the game as Bojan converted from the spot after Raheem Sterling was adjudged to have impeded Shawcross.
The Potters could count themselves rather fortunate to have been awarded a penalty as replays showed Sterling's contact was minimal.
Stoke City's Bojan Krkic celebrates scoring their first goal
The hosts continued to push for an equaliser but Man City substitutes Kelechi Iheanacho and Nolito combined to make it 3-1 to the visitors.
Nolito then grabbed his second of the afternoon as he turned Sterling's square ball into an empty net to cap off an impressive performance from Pep Guardiola's side.
Manchester City's Nolito celebrates scoring their fourth goal with Raheem Sterling
The Spaniard has enjoyed a successful start as Manchester City boss with three wins out of three, scoring 11 goals and conceding two and here's how fans reacted to the most recent display:
Pep wins on a cold, windy Saturday afternoon in Stoke. I’m sure he’ll cross that off his bucket list. #STOMCI— Callum (@Panayisalad) August 20, 2016
BOOM 4-1. Yessssss well done lads. Great performance. We did go sloppy sometimes but other than that we did great. I'm happy!⚽ #MCFC— Emma!⚽ (@EmmaMcfc93x) August 20, 2016
#MCFC can clearly still improve but have managed three wins and eleven goals in a week - and Steaua up next.— Simon Bajkowski (@spbajko) August 20, 2016
So now the question is, how do you cope with PEPs City on a cold n wet Saturday in stoke #CTID— Wiffawaffa16 (@wiffawaffa16) August 20, 2016
Subs were brilliant. Sterling looks the part. KDB/silva had shockers IMO. Willy needs work on his feet. We're gonna win the league. #ctid— MCFC Kalamazoo (@blueinthezoo) August 20, 2016
John Stones showing everyone he's actually pretty good at playing football.— Ben Hinks (@benjameshinks) August 20, 2016