Stoke manager Mark Hughes heaped praise on striker Mame Biram Diouf after his goal earned the Potters a shock three points at the Etihad Stadium.

The 26-year old striker, who used to be on the books at Manchester United, went on an incredible run that started inside his own half before beating two men and slotting the ball through the legs of Joe Hart.

The striker only arrived in the summer on a free transfer from German side Hannover and Mark Hughes hailed his glorious start.

“We are really pleased for Mame. He is a striker and when you come to a new club you want to make an impression as quickly as possible and that means scoring goals,” said Hughes.

“We could see he was going to give us something we didn’t have last year, which was pace and power on the break.

“It was an outstanding goal and I hadn’t realised until I saw it again how deep he picked the ball up.

“He kept on going and you always sensed he was going to go all the way and get a shot off. Thankfully there was enough power on it to beat Joe. It was fantastic goal to win any game.”