A penny – or rather a peso – for the thoughts of Carlos Tévez. The architect of Manchester City's impressive 4-1 victory over Fulham last Sunday, with two more goals and another dazzling performance, he provided yet more compelling evidence of how important he is to his club and to manager Roberto Mancini.
And all this against Mark Hughes, now in charge of Fulham, who brought Tévez to Eastlands and who enjoyed a strong bond with the player.
Indeed it is one of the curious ironies of this season that Mancini is so dependent on Tévez, given the strains that have been evident in their relationship. Tévez is known as a man, and a footballer, who will give his all for the cause.