Man City 5 – Leicester City 1
Pep Guardiola’s champions elect stormed past Leicester on Saturday at the Etihad.
The writing was on the wall foor Leicester after just three minutes when Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock.
Sergio Aguero stole the headlines going on to score foul goals. The Argentine is now up to 21 league goals: the same as Liverpool’s Mo Salah and two behind Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
Yet it was Kevin De Bruyne who stole the show and bossed the game. The Belgian registered a hat-trick of assists, while he’s now closing on on Thierry Henry’s 20 EPL assist record for the season.
Kevin De Bruyne: ‘Premier League’s best ever’
The hat-trick of assists means Kevin De Bruyne has 14 assists in the Premier League this season.
The big question is now whether Kevin De Bruyne can bag this Premier League record.
KDB has 11 games remaining in the Premier League season to bag six assists.
It is somewhat ironic to note that Kevin De Bruyne failed to bag a Premier League assist in the first three games of this season.
There’s also the fear that KDB will be rotated in the final weeks of the league season as City focus on the Champions League instead.
When De Bruyne came up on BBC’s Match of the Day show, pundit Danny Murphy labelled the midfielder the best passer of the ball the Premier League has ever seen.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) February 10, 2018
Man United & Liverpool fans react badly
Of course, not everyone agreed with KDB praise.
Man United and Liverpool fans were amongst those who took to social media to argue the case against MOTD.
For Man United fans, they hailed Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona amongst their greatest ever passes.
Liverpool fans crowed about the likes of Xabi Alonso.
See the backlash below.
Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard and Alonso didnt exist, no? And Manchester Uniteds 1999 team didnt exist either? Chelsea who have the most points in a single Premier League season. Clueless
— Daniel Walsh (@DanielWalsh2013) February 10, 2018
I’d add Fabregas to that list. Was excellent when he was at Arsenal
— Roan (@RSL643) February 10, 2018
— Birk Winge Liverud (@liverud16) February 10, 2018
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) February 10, 2018
Did he not watch the Premier League when Xabi Alonso was here?
— John McMahon (@JohnMcMah0n) February 10, 2018
— mark (@mark_forrester1) February 10, 2018