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Garth Crooks: With De Bruyne fit and playing well again, anything is possible

Garth Crooks: With De Bruyne fit and playing well again, anything is possible

Manchester City managed to keep the pressure on Liverpool yesterday as they picked up a vital three points at Selhurst Park, thanks to a Raheem Sterling double and a late Gabriel Jesus goal. 

Of course, City supporters will be in awe of Raheem Sterling for his performance as he managed to grab two huge goals in terms of the title race, but Kevin De Bruyne was arguably the unsung hero in the English capital.

The Belgian provided two assists and it certainly looks as if BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks enjoyed his performance as he named him in his team of the week.

‘What a time to have Kevin de Bruyne fit and back in your team, just as you’re about to up the tempo and go for the quadruple. The Belgium international provided two defence-splitting passes for Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus against an utterly outclassed Crystal Palace to keep the pressure on Liverpool. With De Bruyne fit and playing well again, anything is possible.’

De Bruyne has been left on the substitutes’ bench on a number of occasions in the current campaign but he managed to prove his worth against Crystal Palace yesterday and will no doubt play a huge part from here on in.

The Belgian has produced five goals and seven assists this season without even breaking a sweat and it looks as if he’s bang in-form at this moment in time, which can only be a good thing with the title on the line.

Indeed, the midfielder really has proved to be a game-changing signing for Manchester City as he’s helped transform them into one of the world’s best teams by producing 40 goals and 62 assists since joining.

Manchester City fans, do you think De Bruyne is more important than Raheem Sterling? Join the discussion by commenting below!

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