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One intrepid fan spotted going to extraordinary lengths to watch this afternoon's game between Stoke and Manchester City has become an instant hero on Twitter. 

Rather than fork out the price of a ticket inside the newly named Bet365 Stadium, the man decided to take advantage of the fact Stoke's home ground is open in two corners and took up his seat half way up a tree outside the stadium.

Just how good a view he gets of the game isn't clear, but he deserves full credit for ingenuity. Scroll down to see what must be one of the Premier League's most precarious viewing spots.

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With Manchester City going into half time with a comfortable 2-0 lead, let's just hope the fan isn't a Stoke supporter otherwise his dedication to his tree perch may have wavered before his team pulled a goal back in the second half.

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Of course, finding unique and often dangerous ways of watching a football game isn't a new thing, but there is something strangely captivating about this gentleman all alone as thousands inside the ground watch on.

Perhaps that is why he has become such a hero on Twitter, with fans paying their respects to the anonymous tree dweller. 

Whether a fan of Pep Guardiola's team or not, his dedication has certainly paid off with three goals in the opening hour of action.

With Sergio Aguero bagging two goals already, the Citizens, though, do look set to match their Manchester rivals with six points from their opening two games.

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