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Kevin De Bruyne & Erling Haaland rack up three records in Man City’s meeting with Leicester


Manchester City pair Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland have, on Saturday, etched their respective names ever further into the history books of English football.

City, of course, are currently locked in action.

Fresh off a scintillating three-goal downing of Bayern Munich in the Champions League’s quarter-finals in midweek, the Sky Blues have turned their attentions back towards matters on the domestic front.

Amid ongoing efforts to hunt down Arsenal atop the Premier League table, Pep Guardiola’s troops have welcomed relegation-battling Leicester City to The Etihad.

And, inside the opening 45 minutes, the clash has long been as good as over.

This comes with City in possession of a 3-0 lead.

John Stones was first on target, driving home a fine left-footed effort from the edge of the Leicester penalty area:

Erling Haaland then added his customary goal of the day from the penalty spot a short time later, before doubling his tally courtesy of a fine dinked finish, after being set free by Kevin De Bruyne:

And, as alluded to above, in the process, both De Bruyne and Haaland made history.

The former did so by way of establishing himself as the first-ever player to rack up 100 Premier League assists in Man City colours.

Not only that, but, in combining for the Citizens’ third against Leicester, De Bruyne and Haaland clinched a collective landmark, too:

And, turning back towards individual achievements, Haaland has now equalled Mohamed Salah as the player with the most goals in a 38-game Premier League season (32).

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Conor Laird

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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