Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko gave manager Manuel Pellegrini something to think about ahead of the new Premier League season after firing in an unstoppable half-volley against Sunderland in the Barclays Asia Trophy final.

The Bosnia & Herzegovina international stuck less than 10 minutes into Saturday's showpiece friendly in Hong Kong, slamming a left-footed strike in off the post past Sunderland's summer signing Vito Mannone.

Given the adverse weather conditions and the amount of water on the pitch – ground staff worked tirelessly before kick off to make sure the game could be played – Dzeko's stunner must surely be a contender for the best goal of pre-season.

The goal will further convince Pellegrini that he already has four top class strikers at the Etihad Stadium.

The Chilean recently stated that he believes City have the best strike-force in the Premier League, after Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo joined Sergio Aguero and Dzeko in the City ranks.

To watch Dzeko's Barclays Asia Trophy final golazo – thanks to 101greatgoals for the link – then scroll down to the video below.

Is this the best goal of pre-season so far?

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