Sergio Aguero came off the bench to grab the goal that got Manchester City the win over Sheffield United 0-1.
Manchester City dominate but still labored to a hard-fought win over the Blades.
While City had attempts on goal, their threat was nothing serious.
They were awarded a penalty when Riyad Mahrez drew the foul from Chris Basham.
Up stepped Gabriel Jesus only to see Dean Henderson save it.
As the final 20 minutes approached, Pep Guardiola decided to call in the reinforcements.
Jesus went off and on came Aguero.
It took the Argentine only six minutes to make an impact.
A cross from the right from De Bruyne slipped right across the face of goal and in between the defenders and the keeper.
Aguero will not score a much easier goal than that. He timed his run to perfection to side foot the ball home.
Another positive note for Guardiola was the return of Aymeric Laporte. The Frenchman managed to get 78 minutes under his belt in his return from a serious knee injury.