Riyad Mahrez's superb strike against Chelsea not only gave Manchester City a precious three points but also moved him closer to a Premier League milestone.
The 28-year-old is now just one goal away from landing his 50th goal in the competition and can become the first Algerian, ninth African and 100th overall to reach the landmark figure when he next finds the net.
After joining Leicester from Le Havre in 2014, Mahrez scored 39 goals for the Foxes including 17 in their title-winning campaign before earning a move to Pep Guardiola's champions in 2018. He scored seven in his debut campaign at the Etihad and strikes against Watford, Everton, and Chelsea have pushed him closer to a half-century.
Mahrez has had a year to remember after helping Algeria to glory in the Africa Cup of Nations in summer, and is a leading contender for 2019 African Player of the Year.
Guardiola declared him the best player of the opening weekend of this Premier League season in August, although has made the player wait for his opportunities since and his praise was measured after the Chelsea game.
"It was a fantastic goal," he said. "I want the best for my players and Riyad has the qualities there but he can do better.
"You saw this season he was top, top, top quality. Today he made a fantastic goal, he fought a lot but I'm pretty sure we're going to increase in the next weeks."
Other City players to have passed the 50 mark include Sergio Aguero (173), Raheem Sterling (73) and David Silva (57).