Lots of Manchester City fans revelled in the club’s Twitter throwback to a “sublime” Kevin De Bruyne moment from 2017.
The club tweeted footage from the 7-2 win over Stoke in the 2017/18 season (via @ManCity) which showed the Belgian at his best, threading a perfectly-weighted diagonal ball through a gap between four opponents to pick out the onrushing Leroy Sane, who coolly slotted it to the net.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 19, 2020
That was Manchester City’s sixth goal of a memorable afternoon at the Etihad Stadium and De Bruyne’s second assist of the day, having earlier set up Gabriel Jesus for his goal. Such was his performance that day that then-Stoke manager Mark Hughes said afterwards: “For me he is the best player in the Premier League by a country mile”. [via BBC]
De Bruyne ended the 2017/18 Premier League with eight goals and 16 assists as City racked up a record points total of 100, with the Belgian being named the club’s Player of the Season and being included in the PFA Team of the Year.
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These Manchester City fans on Twitter loved looking back at his magnificent assist for Sane from October 2017:
Sublime from KDB😍 https://t.co/p856vJVOTs
— NC-17 (@MutenyoJesse) May 19, 2020
— IamLady (@IamLady46151089) May 19, 2020
Pass of the decade. WOW.
— Joe Keenan (@joethe_manc) May 19, 2020
This guy is out of this world
— INYENE (@INYENE80545274) May 19, 2020
And some people want to compare Henderson to this genius
— KOmat (@komatsola) May 19, 2020
Watched that pass, didn’t even cheer the goal, I was to in awe of the pass. Remember going home and watching it back on tv thinking ‘how? Just how did he see that pass on?’
— B33NNY🐝 (@83NNYB) May 19, 2020
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