Man City thump Arsenal in De Bruyne masterclass

Man City thump Arsenal in De Bruyne masterclass


Kevin De Bruyne ran the show as Manchester City bounced back from their derby defeat against Manchester United by beating Arsenal 3-0.

De Bruyne scored two goals and set up another for Raheem Sterling in a first-half masterclass and could have had a hat trick but for a fingertips save from Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

The Belgium international opened the scoring on two minutes with a half-volley before Sterling doubled the visitors' lead with a tap-in following good work from De Bruyne.

Five minutes before the break the game was put beyond Arsenal's reach when De Bruyne turned Matteo Guendouzi and bent a left-foot shot beyond Leno from outside the box.

Remarkably it was the first time he had scored more than once in a Premier League game.

That result moves City within four points of Leicester in second place, while Arsenal are down in ninth, seven points off a Champions League spot.

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