Sergio Aguero has revealed he was looking to take advantage of the playing conditions at Dean Court during Manchester City 's third goal against Bournemouth.
City took an early lead against the Cherries when Kevin De Bruyne 's scuffed shot landed in the path of the Argentine and the former Atletico Madrid man made no mistake in the penalty box.
Winger Raheem Sterling continued his exceptional record against Bournemouth and doubled his side's lead following a wonderful passing move.
On loan forward Harry Wilson hit back for the hosts with a world-class free-kick that left Ederson with no chance heading into the interval.
After the break, it was more of the same with David Silva pulling the strings in midfield. The Spaniard evaded a number of defenders following a lovely deft touch from Aguero and the Argentine followed his teammate into the box to be on hand to smash the ball home for City's third.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Aguero revealed that he made a conscious effort to follow Silva into the box as the playing conditions may have presented an opportunity to score.
Asked if he followed Silva purposely, he said: "Yes, always.
"When David received the ball, I followed him because sometimes the pitch isn't good.
"I know maybe the ball is moving and I get the chance to score."
City's win takes them to second in the Premier League table, one point clear of Arsenal in third and two points off Liverpool at the summit.