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Kevin De Bruyne equals Steven Gerrard in Premier League record books

The Belgian was in inspired form once more on Saturday

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne joined some altogether exclusive company in the history books of English football on Saturday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola’s champions, of course, were back in action earlier today.

In their final outing ahead of the international break, the Sky Blues made the trip to Molineux, for a Premier League meeting with Bruno Lage’s Wolverhampton Wanderers.

City headed into proceedings in the knowledge that a victory on the day would guide them, at least temporarily, clear of Arsenal to the summit of the English top-flight.

And, when all was said and done, take all three points back to Manchester is precisely what the visitors managed.

Goals on the part of all of Jack Grealish, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden gave rise to an eventual 3-0 final scoreline in the English midlands.

Instead, as alluded to above, this honour was reserved for playmaker-in-chief Kevin De Bruyne.

KDB was in fine form once more against Wolves, teeing up both Grealish’s opener, and Foden’s result-clincher 20 minutes from time.

And, in the process, the former Chelsea man joined some altogether illustrious company in the fabled history books of the Premier League.

De Bruyne’s latest pair of assists mean that he has now accrued a whopping total of 92 during his spell in the English top-flight.

This is the same tally as was managed by Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard across the entirety of his own Premier League career.

Incredibly, though, the former’s feat has come in a full 287 appearances fewer than it took Gerrard, yet another testament to De Bruyne’s otherworldly creative abilities.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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