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VIDEO. Brilliant Kevin De Bruyne leads Man City past Crystal Palace with 99th and 100th club goals

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With two goals and an assist, occasional captain Kevin De Bruyne played an important role in the 21st competition victory of the season for the Citizens, who are again keeping pace with leader Liverpool at the top. Both teams have seventy points, but Liverpool has one game less in hand and will visit Manchester United in the top match on Sunday. Jérémy Doku remained on the bench for the entire match. City faces a clash with Real Madrid next Tuesday in the first leg of the quarter-finals in the Champions League.

For Kevin De Bruyne the goals were numbers 99 and 100 in City colours. However, the visitors from Manchester did not start the match too well at Selhurst Park. After just four minutes, Jean-Philippe Mateta scored the tying goal: 1-0. Not even ten minutes later, De Bruyne unleashed his first thunderbolt. He was played on the left by Jack Grealish, after which he curled the ball nicely into the far corner: 1-1, also the half-time score in South London.

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Just after the break, Rico Lewis, replacing Kyle Walker at right back, took advantage by putting the Citizens ahead with a deflected ball: 1-2. Just after the hour mark, the match reached its decisive point when KDB offered Erling Haaland the 1-3, before making it 1-4 a few minutes later with his second of the afternoon. Odsonne Edouard put the 2-4 final score on the scoreboard in the end.

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De Bruyne, who came on for Bernardo Silva in added time, doubled his goal tally this season to four. He also has fourteen assists to his name. In the meantime, it was already on April 26 last year that KDB, who missed the first round due to a hamstring injury, scored twice more for City. That was on matchday 33 against Arsenal (4-1).

Guardiola lyrically about De Bruyne

After the match, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola was impressed with De Bruyne’s performance in Crystal Palace’s 2-4 victory. De Bruyne scored twice and provided an assist. “Today Kevin won the game for us,” Guardiola said afterwards.

“Without Kevin we might not have won today,” said the City coach. “We talk a lot about tactics, about coaches, but when you have players like Kevin, it’s easy. I listen to him on the bus, in the locker room and during training. If he smiles, we’re in good hands. His posture teaches us a lot. We see that with all players, but especially with Kevin.”

“How long has he been with us? Nine years. His statistics, his continuity and his presence are extremely important for us. He is without doubt one of the best players in the history of Manchester City.”

De Bruyne himself also responded on the club website. The Red Devil scored his 99th and 100th goals in City colors against Palace. “I joked with Erling (Haaland, ed.) and Phil (Foden, ed.) before the match. I said I definitely wanted to score my 100th City goal for them. And it worked. I am very proud. The figures show that I have been here for a long time and that I have experienced many wonderful moments.”

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– 2024-04-06 18:15:46

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