Manchester City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 at Molineux on Monday night to open their Premier League campaign with a precious three points, as their title rivals Liverpool have already won their opening two games.
Kevin de Bruyne won and scored a penalty for City's first goal of the season, and put them on their way, in a first half when Pep Guardiola's side wiped the floor with Wolves.
They were two goals to the good soon after, when Raheem Sterling set up Phil Foden to slot into an open goal.
Here are five points of discussion from the game.
#5 Pep Guardiola takes a cautious approach with team selection
Whether this remains a theme throughout the season remains to be seen, but on the opening day, Pep Guardiola took a rather cautious approach, with two defensive midfielders starting for City.
Both Fernandinho and Rodri started in midfield, slotting in front of the centre-back pairing of Nathan Ake and John Stones. That made City robust in midfield, and allowed them to control the ball in a manner that Guardiola enjoys his sides doing.
That meant that de Bruyne could take over possession in advanced positions, and set City on their way to threaten Patricio.
Now, whether this combination continues to stick in midfield is a question, because they will have to contend with Ilkay Gundogan coming back into the side after his recovery from COVID-19.
#4 Wolves's right flank needs sorting out
Especially in the first half, the area between Adama and the right-sided centre-back Willy Boly was a constant sources of joy for City. Sterling lodged himself in the space between the two, and caused plenty of problems.
Those stem from the fact that Traore is not really a defender, and is being shoehorned into an unfamiliar role, that might be detrimental to both him and the team.
With the imminent arrival of Nelson Semedo from Barcelona, that balance is immediately restored for Wolves, as it would allow them to send Traore up the field, while also ensuring that they have a recognized defender in the wing-back role.