Kevin De Bruyne’s masterclass helps Manchester City intensify Premier League title race with 4-1 thrashing of Arsenal
On Wednesday evening, Manchester City, under the leadership of Pep Guardiola, continued their relentless form by scoring 12 consecutive victories against Arsenal, with Kevin De Bruyne’s outstanding performance leading to him scoring twice in a masterful display.
One of Kevin De Bruyne’s celebrations during his impressive performance against Arsenal, where he scored two goals in Manchester City’s 4-1 victory. (Photo: Reuters)
In a highly-anticipated match between Premier League’s top two teams, Manchester City delivered an impressive 4-1 victory against leaders Arsenal at the Etihad stadium on Wednesday.
Kevin De Bruyne was the star of the show, scoring two goals and putting on a masterful performance. Erling Haaland also scored for City as they secured their 12th consecutive league win over Arsenal.
City dominated the game, with De Bruyne opening the scoring in the 7th minute and John Stones heading in a second goal just before half-time. With this result, City have taken control of their own destiny in the title race.
Despite starting the match with a five-point lead, Arsenal were unable to resist Manchester City’s dominance, having drawn three consecutive games prior to the clash. Kevin De Bruyne continued to terrorize the Arsenal defense in the second half, adding a third goal for City, leaving the visitors with the task of limiting the damage.
In the 86th minute, Arsenal managed to get a consolation goal through Rob Holding, but it proved to be too little too late for Mikel Arteta’s side. With this victory, Manchester City has become the firm favorites to win their fifth Premier League title in six seasons.
Erling Haaland scored the final goal in stoppage time, taking his goal tally for the season to 49. With their seventh consecutive league victory, Manchester City has reached 73 points in the Premier League, just two points behind Arsenal’s 75. However, City has played two fewer games than the league leaders, which puts them in a good position to overtake Arsenal.
The leaders’ title hopes, which they have not won since 2004, now seem to be fading away as they have gone four games without a win. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s City, who had been behind Arsenal for most of the season, now have the opportunity to go top of the table if they can defeat Fulham in their next game.