Kevin De Bruyne scored four goals to take Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City four points from the Premier League title as they won 5-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
City’s midfield maestro had completed his hat-trick with just 24 minutes on the clock, added another on the hour and Raheem Sterling scored a late fifth to cap a memorable night.
Kevin De Bruyne’s 17-minute hat-trick was the third fastest in Premier League history from the start of a game.
Manchester City’s third goal against Wolves made Pep Guardiola’s side the top scorers of all Europe’s top five major leagues so far this season.
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The Belgian put Manchester City ahead in the seventh minute.The Manchester City star promptly completed the third-quickest hat-trick from the start of a Premier League match.
De Bruyne restored the visitors’ lead in the 16th minute and then scored a stunner in the 24th minute, beating players to move into space outside the box and then firing into the bottom-left corner.
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De Bruyne went on to hit a fourth in the second half, before Raheem Sterling tapped home.
Kevin De Bruyne’s 305th game for Manchester City.
Kevin De Bruyne now scored 85 goals for City and created 116 for his team-mates to make it 201 involvements.
Kevin De Bruyne on his superlative performance Premier League match against Wolves ,he said ,”When you score four goals it’s always special. It should have been five. We controlled the game really well and could have scored more against a Wolves team that is defensively sound.”
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola on Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant performance against Wolves :”The way Kevin is playing in the last 2 or 3 months has been outstanding.
He has been our key man in the last part of the season. It’s not just what he created and the goals, it’s everything.
He helps us a lot. Kevin always has the sense of the assist; he is so generous.
He always thinks of the team. This year is his most prolific in this sense.”