Kevin de Bruyne destroyed Arsenal as Man City scored four

Kevin de Bruyne destroyed Arsenal with a double as Man City thrashed the London side and now take full control of the Premier League title race.

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Kevin de Bruyne destroyed Arsenal – What happened

The league’s top teams clashed in an highly-anticipated showdown at Etihad, it was actually Man City’s own performance as they put four against Gunners.

A masterful Kevin de Bruyne scored twice on the night, with goals from John Stones and Erling Haaland sealing a 4-1 rout.

Pep Guardiola’s men are now taking full control of the title race as City now trail the leaders by just two points and have as many games-in-hand still to play.

De Bruyne scored twice against Arsenal
De Bruyne scored twice against Arsenal

The home side showed sign of a dominant game from the start and went ahead after just seven minutes through a brilliant Kevin De Bruyne calm and cool finish from outside the box.

John Stones headed home a De Bruyne freekick just before the interval.

De Bruyne added a third in the second half and, although Rob Holding reduced the deficit, Erling Haaland completed Cityโ€™s comprehensive win as he scored his 33rd Premier League goal of the season in stoppage time.

Arsenal title hope taking huge blow after defeat at Man City
Arsenal title hope taking huge blow after defeat at Man City

De Bruyne masterclass against Arsenal

Two goals and a assist, he stepped up on the biggest stage in a game called ‘early final of the Premier League’.

The Belgium also scored in the previous clash between two clubs in February, in which Man City cruised past league leaders 3-1 at Emirates.

De Bruyne now scored eight goals vs Arsenal in 11 games, which is his most scored against an opponent.

Lovely awareness to spot the gap at the near post and find it for the opener. Stepped up on the biggest stage.

Kevin De Bruyne now has 24 assists across all competitions, the most from Europe’s top 5 leagues

Kevin De Bruyne stats vs Arsenal:

  • 2 Goals
  • 1 Assist
  • 45 Touches
  • 24 Accurate Passes
  • 75% Pass Accuracy
  • 3 Aerial Duels Won
  • 2 Key Passes
  • 2 Shots On Target

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